Who is the Presidential Candidate from UNP?

Who is the Presidential Candidate from UNP?

22 June 2019 09:08 am

Following a party meeting held by the members of the United National Party (UNP) on last 19, media questioned whether Mr. Sajith Premadasa or Mr. Dhammika Perera would be the Presidential Candidate representing the party. 

Reportedly, UNP Parliamentarian Kavinda Jayawardena has circled around the drain without giving a proper response. 

The UNP parliamentarian said that the party has decided their Presidential Candidate, however ignored to respond whether it is Mr. Premadasa or Mr. Perera. 

Meanwhile, Secretary General of UNP Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam in a press conference held in 21 said all promotion campaigning for Presidential Candidacy will commence from July 01. 

Media queried Minister Kariyawasam in learning truth to the claims made by Minister Thalatha Athukorala that Sajith Premadasa would contest for Presidency, and in response, he said despite individual opinion, the decision would be made by the working committee. 

Minister Ravi Karunanayake in commenting about the Presidential Candidacy said he would be someone well educated, matured and talented, and will not be of family favours.