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* Sri Lanka's main opposition likely to field a candidate from the party at next Presidential election
Tue, May 20, 2014, 10:28 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 20, Colombo: The main opposition party in Sri Lanka, the United National Party (UNP) is likely to field a candidate from the party at the next Presidential election.

National Leader of the UNP Ranil Wickremasinghe has reportedly told the parliamentary group meeting this morning that Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera would not contest as the common candidate contrary to common perception.

He has proposed to organize countrywide protests against the government like the 'Jana Bala Meheyuma' from June this year.

He has also noted that no-confidence motions would not be presented against the government in future after the one which was brought today.

According to the UNP National Leader, the current no-confidence emotion was presented against the government because it was planning to shift the five casinos which were operating in the country to the proposed hotel complex at D.R. WijeyawardenaMawatha by breaching its earlier assurance.

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