4 in a secret discussion over UNP Presidential candidacy

Friday, 30 August 2019 - 13:07

A secret discussion over the UNP presidential candidacy has been held last night. 

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, non-cabinet minister Harsha de Silva and another individual reported to have participated in the discussion. 

The existing crisis over the presidential candidacy within the party was discussed in-depth and a source close to Sajith Premadasa faction stated that views were exchanged about the position to be offered to Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe if Sajith is nominated to the candidacy.

In addition, another meeting between Minister Sajith Premadasa and speaker Karu Jayasuriya was held at the Speakers private residence on Amarasekera Mawatha Havelock town on August 27th.

Sources close to the meeting stated that the speaker said that he would not accept the candidacy without the collective agreement of the party.

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