UNPers request PM to name Sajith as candidate

2019-08-13 at 17:04

Several Parliamentarians representing the United National Party have made a written request from party leader Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to name Minister Sajith Premadasa as the party’s Presidential candidate.

Speaking to media following an event in Galle State Minister Dilip Wedaarachchi said he believes the Premier will respond favourably towards the request.

State Minister Dilip Wedaarachchi said a majority of UNPers of the Working Committee and the Parliamentary group have made a request in writing to the Prime Minister to hold discussions to decide on the candidate.

The State Minister added Minister Sajith Premadasa will definitely receive the candidacy and promised that it cannot be prevented.

State Minister Wedaarachchi noted the Prime Minister will decide to announce an individual who can win for the UNP and the people of the country.

The State Minister further noted that the people are aware of what the Rajapaksa regime did to the country.

State Minister Dilip Wedaarachchi said they will name Minister Sajith Premadasa as the Presidential candidate of the UNP by any means.