Only the UNP can address the people’s concerns-RW
2020-08-01 at 18:00
Leader of the United National Party Former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says it is only the UNP that can address the issues faced by the public.
Addressing a rally in Ratmalana the UNP leader said all factions have rallied together with the true UNP.
The Former Premier said the UNP is the only group that has made it to Parliament 15 times adding that they will complete the 16th time after the 2020 General Election.
He added a group of UNPers sought to contest the election from a different party, to which he said, he refused while offering the Prime Ministerial candidacy, the post of Opposition Leader and the nomination board to the group.
However, Wickremesinghe said the faction was requested to form an alliance under the UNP.
The UNP leader added that the breakaway faction refused yet claimed they were the UNP.
However Ranil Wickremesinghe stated that the High Court in its determination of the political party said the faction was not the UNP.
The UNP leader noted that the faction is a force acting against the UNP and cannot have membership in both the UNP and the Samagi Jana Balawegaya.
While stating that the United National Party has power to take disciplinary action against them, he noted that the UNP is also the party that can build the country.