Political sources indicate that United National Party National Organizer and former Opposition Leader of the Eastern Province Daya Gamage will be the UNP’s Chief Ministerial Candidate for the upcoming Eastern Provincial elections.
The final decision will be taken during the working committee meeting on the 5th of this month.
The United National Party will contest the Eastern Provincial Council election under the “elephant” symbol as a single party.
A group of Muslim Congress representatives met with the UNP recently to discuss a potential coalition to contest the elections.
However, the UNP did not agree to conditions put forth by the Muslim Congress including a request for the chief ministerial candidature to be handed over to them.
Meanwhile, speaking at a media briefing held in Colombo this morning UNP media spokesperson Gayantha Karunathilaka expressed these views about the UNP’s preparations for the upcoming provincial council elections.