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* Sri Lanka's main opposition UNP National Leader says party needs to push for a presidential or general election next year
Sun, Apr 6, 2014, 11:44 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 06, Colombo: Opposition and National Leader of Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party (UNP) Ranil Wickremesinghe says the UNP will start pushing the government to hold a presidential or a general election next year.

Speaking during the event to swear in the party's newly elected provincial council members and opposition leaders, Wickremesinghe said the government has changed its electoral plans following the setback it suffered at the recently concluded provincial council elections.

He has noted that the government was initially looking at holding a presidential election in February next year. He added that politicians should consider the people rather than their preferential votes in future elections.

According to Wickremesinghe, Sri Lankans are frustrated with the political parties, politicians and politics as a whole and politicians have to regain their confidence.

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