State Minister for Fishery and Aquatic Resource Development Dilip Wedaarachchi said yesterday that steps would be taken by the UNP to field a new candidate for the forthcoming Presidential Election and defeat the boasting Lotus flower bud (Pohottuwa).
Addressing an event at the UNP office in Tangalle, he said "there are certain political conditions that emerged through the prevailing crises in the country. We feel that UNP supporters are going away from us. However, the general public has given us a red light during the local government elections for us to work more efficiently and solve the existing problems. That does not mean that the government should change but to change the existing system. Accordingly, we have decided to face the next elections more strongly with a new presidential candidate. “
He pointed out that the government could do away with the infamous history that had been created by the former rulers after coming to power within a very short time and that it would take longer to erase the black mark added through the opportunistic politics which had unleashed the flames of racial hatred among the communities. He emphasized the fact that, as a result of this situation it has adversely affected the tourist industry as well as some acute problems that have emerged in the economic, social and political fields. (Dileep Jayasekera and Chandrasena Gamage)
Hesh Tuesday, 13 March 2018 09:10
lol your only chance of hanging onto power is to field a common candidate at the next election too. Such is the state of your party at grassroots levels.
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Dhammika Tuesday, 13 March 2018 09:13
VERY GOOD , Otherwise the UNP will get ONLY the Col . 7 votes . The best suitable , Young and energetic replacement is none other than SAJITH PREMADASA .
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Saman Tuesday, 13 March 2018 09:19
No way UNP can win a another election for decades.
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Face book lose Tuesday, 13 March 2018 09:36
Don't loose young voters on the Facebook issue. It will be disastrous.
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Rasi Tuesday, 13 March 2018 09:45
looks like one horse race in presidential election. People know who that will be
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Ishan Tuesday, 13 March 2018 10:05
Good ... it should be Sajith Premadasa
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Unchikun Tuesday, 13 March 2018 13:01
We have had enough of musical chairs. The voters should not be misled by these cosmetic changes. The UNP, the SLFP and the bud has shown they are all the same. Corrupt. We need a third force, that is not the JVP. It has to be a new party lead by a clean man or woman. I see an actor in the horizon.
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johan Tuesday, 13 March 2018 13:04
President and PM should be new faces - Mangala also should be considered. RW could be treated as Chairman of the Party
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Manu Tuesday, 13 March 2018 13:34
You UNP better sit at home. You lost 30 elections so don't dream. People know who you are and any chnge will never win you any elections. Go home
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