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22 August 2019 10:42 pm - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa today claimed it is inevitable that the United National Party (UNP) will be split irrespective of who becomes the party's nominee at the upcoming presidential election.

He expressed these views at a meeting held with the heads of the local government bodies controlled by the SLPP at its head office in Battaramulla, Colombo.

Mr.Rajapaksa said if a party member doesn’t respect the party leadership, he could not continue to work under the same leader.

“Today, there is a team of people within the UNP, who don’t respect the party leadership. Regardless of the candidate, the UNP will field, their intra-party conflict will continue to intensify the dispute,” he said.

He said even if the troika of Ranil Wickremesinghe, Sajith Premadasa and Karu Jayasuriya all contested the election, the people had already decided to ensure the SLPP’s victory at the presidential election. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

  Comments - 7

  • ANTON Friday, 23 August 2019 11:00 AM


    IT is not all that meets the eye. Friday, 23 August 2019 11:39 AM

    Please do not jump to such conclusions - which naturally you will be happy about. Could be some drama being enacted - for you'll to eat humble pie !

    IVJ Friday, 23 August 2019 11:50 AM

    "People have already decided"? Did your new astrologer say that?

    JSK Friday, 23 August 2019 01:39 PM

    It seems you didn't learn a lesson in 2015 election. You were so sure of your victory and that's why you held the elections two years before.

    Chathura Friday, 23 August 2019 02:28 PM

    mind your own business mr

    siribiris Friday, 23 August 2019 02:29 PM


    Jilmartin Friday, 23 August 2019 02:42 PM

    @IVJ. Maybe the election results are ready

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