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Puttalam District UNP MP Palitha Range Bandara said the party should contest the general elections in alliance with other parties only under the elephant symbol.

“A majority of UNP MPs want the elephant symbol. A group of 58 UNP MPs who prefer the elephant symbol had already met party leader Ranil Wickremesinghe. The elephant symbol should not be compromised. This symbol is known to people in the estate sector and those in the north and coastal areas. Therefore, it is essential that the party contest under the elephant symbol. We will discuss the issue with other UNP members and then present a proposal at the next working committee meeting,” he said, adding that the UNP contested under the elephant symbol when contesting in alliance with others except in the case of presidential elections.

When inquired about the general secretary post in the new alliance, he said the post should be given to a UNPer. He added that there would be an advisory committee on nominations though opposition leader Sajith Premadasa would be the head of the nomination board. (Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 9

  • roobarbie Tuesday, 04 February 2020 12:03 AM

    Idiot rungbandara. Keep dreaming, No one trust rogue elephants

    nizam Tuesday, 04 February 2020 12:34 AM

    ohh so for past 15 years the symbol was changed according to the whims of RW. But now all of a sudden the symbol has become important!!! what a joke this guy RW is.

    Jude Tuesday, 04 February 2020 01:01 AM

    Ain't gonna happen!! Yeah!!!

    Jude Tuesday, 04 February 2020 01:04 AM

    Elephant was killed by Ranil long time ago!!!

    Anmanpan Tuesday, 04 February 2020 02:13 AM

    The symbol will be decided by Sajith and his team.

    Max Tuesday, 04 February 2020 06:32 AM

    No matter what is the symbol, result is evident

    Sambo Tuesday, 04 February 2020 07:46 AM

    By the time you people decide the elections will be over and another stunning defeat for the UNP or what ever you will call it. Remember the voters are sick of watching and hearing all this drama. If you cant settle your own problems the how can you find solutions for the problems of the country.

    Jude Tuesday, 04 February 2020 07:51 AM

    That elephant is dead and they made a movie and the sequel is on the works !?? Huh!!!

    june macapagal Tuesday, 04 February 2020 11:00 AM

    at any cost RW should be thrown out and removed from the leadership. Only then that the UNP will rise to power. as long as RW is holding the leadership of the party nothing will change and UNP will definitely loose at the general elections and the defeat will be devastating.

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