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United National Party (UNP) Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe has no intention of joining the Government, sources close to the former Prime Minister told Daily Mirror last night.

Speculation arose that Wickremesinghe is to join the Government after it was announced he will attend the 5th Indian Ocean Conference scheduled to be held in Abu Dhabi together with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

However, UNP sources rubbished the claims saying he is focused on strengthening the party with the support of young processionals.

Sources said that Wickremesinghe has been invited to attend the 5th Indian Ocean Conference in Abu Dhabi from the 3rd to the 5th of December 2021.

Wickremesinghe is the former Chairperson of the Indian Ocean Conference, having held the position from 2016 to 2019. He is scheduled to address the gathering on the 5th of December.

Wickremesinghe will be joined by international dignitaries including President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, India's External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and Singapore’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan. (ER)


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  • Sarath Wednesday, 01 December 2021 10:18 AM

    No need to join. He is already part of it!

    Richard Vonhagt Wednesday, 01 December 2021 10:21 AM

    It is an open secret that he is part of the government.

    Neil Wednesday, 01 December 2021 10:38 AM

    Ranil should join the Government for now. He together with king-backs will be sunk for ever at the next general election.

    ram Wednesday, 01 December 2021 10:52 AM

    He is already with the govt. working secretly. is it necessary to join again or to announce to public of his intention to join the govt.

    N SENA Wednesday, 01 December 2021 10:54 AM

    NEVERTHELESS, HE WILL EXTEND HIS UTMOST SUPPORT AND 100% BACKING FOR THE GOVT

    UNPer Wednesday, 01 December 2021 11:12 AM

    Although not joining, Ranil's heart is with the Govt.

    Lanka Wednesday, 01 December 2021 11:21 AM

    He is not politically stupid to do this at this time. Why should he take all responsibility for the continuous failures of this government and politics is an arts itself . People without any knowledge cannot survive in that field .. So I do not think he will shame his name with this condition of the country in all fields . It is people who decide the future government so RW knows that . He does not want earn the wrath of people further and further

    joshua Wednesday, 01 December 2021 11:21 AM

    he does not have to join. He can as usual sit from outside and help Rajapakshes.

    Lak Wednesday, 01 December 2021 11:23 AM

    Now he his good for lead the YAHALA only.

    Kikazaru Wednesday, 01 December 2021 11:40 AM

    Ranil joining the present government is the best he can do for the people. No party wants him and his party. Sir, please join your good friend Mahinda and all the best.

    Ratatoule Thursday, 02 December 2021 07:03 AM

    The ship is sinking, they are perishing! I thought all rats were abandoning ship!!!


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