UNP candidate to be announced after meeting

2019-08-13 at 06:50

Minister Lakshman Kiriella says the Presidential candidate of the United National Party will be selected following the next meeting of the party Working Committee.

Speaking to media in Kandy the Minister noted the candidate of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna, is the easiest candidate to defeat at the upcoming Presidential Election.

He stressed the Working Committee will pick a suitable candidate, adding there are several parties waiting to join the Alliance and a candidate will be picked by next week during the meeting.

The MInister remarked that if people do not wish to live in freedom, want a return of the white van culture, and do not mind the killing of journalists and burning of media outlets, then they are free to return to that past.

He therefore stressed that despite shortcomings, freedom has been ensured, and the judiciary remains independent.