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Presidential election next year: Ruwan


21 May 2023 11:23 am - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A Presidential election will be held next year and It is important for the nation to elect incumbent President Ranil Wickremesinghe for another term, UNP Deputy Leader Ruwan Wijewardene said.

"The incumbent President should rule the nation for five years if the nation is to be stabilized economically," Mr. Wijewardene told the UNP Bala Mandala meeting in Gampaha.

"President Wickremesinghe predicted the economic crisis three years ago. He predicted the economic downturn even before the COVID pandemic broke out. He has been able to stabilize the nation to a fair extent. It took ten years for Greece to earn some kind of stability after the economic crisis. However, Sri Lanka had moved towards stability in a short time. Therefore Mr. Wickremesinghe should rule the nation for at least another five years," he said.

"All parties should forget political differences and must unite to form national policies on behalf of the nation." We are happy to see some SJB and SLFP Gampaha District organizers joining the UNP," he added.

UNP General Secretary Palitha Range Bandara said President Wickremesinghe had taken timely action with regards to pastor Jerome after receiving information on a possible destruction." No one will be allowed to create disharmony, as timely action has been taken," he said. (Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 5

  • lester Sunday, 21 May 2023 07:09 PM

    Keep dreaming. Now go back to your sleep

    Johan Monday, 22 May 2023 12:58 AM

    UNP couldn't get one seat in parliament inlast elections. People have rejected their policies. What this person bluffs

    Jude Monday, 22 May 2023 07:37 AM

    UNP held power only 8 years since 1994. At The moment UNP hold solitary parliament seat. People have rejected UNP wholeheartedly!! UNP not gonna rise from the ashes!!

    Sunil Monday, 22 May 2023 09:38 AM

    The most valuable right enshrined in the constitution is the people's inherent right to vote. Even that has been cruelly suppressed by this dictator who does not have any mandate from the people. What more can be said of his dastardly ways? Under his unenlightened leadership, committed to protecting the robbers, the entire nation is doomed.

    Man Monday, 22 May 2023 10:34 AM

    It's a consolation carrot to subdue the people as the local government election is hindered by them. No more elections under them. It's a mirage, only.

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