UNP to contest General Election alone

UNP to contest General Election alone

June 19, 2015   12:09 pm

The Working Committee of the United National Party (UNP) has decided that the party will contest the upcoming General Election alone and to give party leader PM Ranil Wickremesinghe powers to make appointments to the nominations board.

A decision was also taken to hold a party convention in Colombo prior to the election, Plantation Industries Minister Lakshaman Kiriella and Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said.

They were addressing a press conference, to brief media on the decisions taken at the UNP Working Committee meeting at Sirikotha this morning (19).

On the motions of no-confidence filed against the Prime Minister and Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake, the ministers said they believed the no-faith motions would be withdrawn within the next few days.


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