Former chief minister of the North Western Province Athula Wijesinghe states that the UPFA is yet to nominate a candidate for the chief ministerial portfolio of the North Western Province.
However, the UNP today responded to Dayasiri Jayasekara resigning from his parliamentary seat and joining the Sri Lanka Freedom Party by calling a press conference.
Former MP Dayasiri Jayasekara held a press conference yesterday in which he described his reasons for leaving the UNP.
The following are excerpts of ideas expressed by UNP parliamentarian John Amaratunga and former MP Dayasiri Jayasekara at the two press conferences.
However, during a telephone conversation with our news team former chief minister of the North Western Province Athula Wijesinghe expressed his views regarding former MP Dayasiri Jayasekara resigning from the UNP and contesting the election.
The following is the telephone conversation that took place between former chief minister Athula Wijesinghe and our news team.