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The United National Party (UNP) will contest the upcoming general election under the elephant symbol, UNP Assistant Leader MP Ravi Karunanayake said today.

Speaking at a media briefing, he said more than 75 per cent of MPs were with the UNP and that there was no issue with winning the election.

"A nominations board will be appointed after the dissolution of Parliament. There are members in the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) who will crossover when the election draws closer. We will consider them after nominations are presented. The Working Committee will decide on UNPers who stand against the party and form new alliances. The Working Committee informed MP Ranjith Madduma Bandara to discuss the symbol issue with me,” he said.

Meanwhile, UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe who addressed the Working Committee meeting had called for the amendment of the UNP Constitution. He had wanted it produced to the Working Committee in keeping with party policies.

"The amended Constitution had not been presented to the Working Committee until Sunday night. This is not my responsibility as the party leader but of the group comprising MPs Sajith Premadasa and Ranjith Madduma Bandara," he said. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)



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  Comments - 5

  • Borat Monday, 02 March 2020 03:42 PM

    Haha all the white elephants together.

    lkboy Monday, 02 March 2020 03:45 PM

    lol. which UNP?

    Anthony Tuesday, 03 March 2020 01:00 PM

    Wild dream gone wrong. Ravi time to go home with the Boss.

    Warren Raed Tuesday, 03 March 2020 01:55 PM

    All the thieves together.

    Hussain Rahumathullah Tuesday, 03 March 2020 02:00 PM

    We want to see a UNP without Ranil and Ravi.

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