Sama Samaja Party to support UNP candidate

2019-08-16 at 13:10

Leader of the Sama Samaja Party Dr. Vikramabahu Karunaratne has urged the United National Party to name their Presidential Candidate promptly in order to assure the public that a force that safeguards democracy still remains in the country.

Speaking to NewsRadio Dr. Karunaratne said his party will support Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s camp in the upcoming Presidential election.

Karunaratne noted a highly racist leader was attempting to return to power through his faction adding racist although it was beneficial for racist groups in the country it was a cause for fear and concern for most persons.

He claimed the UNP led coalition is due to field either Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe or Minister Sajith Premadasa as their Presidential candidate in order to face this challenge.

Karunaratne added the Sama Samaja Party had supported Ranil Wickremesinghe despite maintaining certain criticisms since 2008 stating the Sama Samaja Party recognised the Premier as a democratically motivated leader.

He reiterated the Sama Samaja Party will continue to support Ranil Wickremesinghe in future.