Sept 07, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party (UNP) Leader Ranil Wickremasinghe says the party will pave the way for a general election in2014 and emerge victorious at the election.
Wickremasinghe addressing the 67th anniversary of the party said this would be the last anniversary the party would celebrate as the opposition.
He predicted the party would celebrate its 68th anniversary under a UNP government.
The UNP Leader noting that those who died in the Katunayake and Weliweriya incidents were innocent youngsters said a Government should safeguard every citizen including youngsters without putting their lives at risk.
According to Wickremasinghe, the youth in the country should join the UNP if they want to live in a free and youth-friendly country.
He added that the UNP will take to the streets and protest against the government demanding a general election by the end of this year.
Sri Lanka is not due for a general election until 2016.