Rebel leader of the Sajith Faction of the United National Party (UNP), Malik Samarawickrama, has decided to abandon presidential hopeful Sajith Premadasa and rejoin Party Leader Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, sources said.
Meeting with several businessmen at the Exports Awards Ceremony held on Thursday (19), Samarawickrama has said that the attempts to gain limelight through Sajith Premadasa are being declined and they would stand no chance with the political infants supporting him.
"This isn't going to work. These people are like political infants in terms of national politics. I understand now that there is a huge difference between Ranil's politics and Sajith's politics," Samarawickrama has said.
The renowned rebel leader of the Sajith Faction has accordingly made up his mind to retreat from the battle and join his old pal, according to sources.
Pack of horsemen backing Sajith Premadasa upon the upcoming Polls would drop from four to three!