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* Special announcement from UNP general secretary regarding party's candidate for presidential election
Tue, Sep 17, 2019, 11:57 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Sept 17, Colombo: The General Secretary of the United National Party (UNP) Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam states that certain parties in an organized effort are attempting to portray that there is a crisis within the UNP and the other parties that are allied with it regarding the candidate for the upcoming presidential election.

The Minister said the United National Party (UNP) is contesting the next presidential election in a broad alliance and final agreement has been reached regarding the formation of this alliance.

The UNP will take measures to choose a suitable candidate on this basis. The candidate will be selected according to the party constitution defending democratic norms and traditions.

The statement issued by the General Secretary of the party Akila Viraj Kariyawasam further emphasized that once the candidate is selected, everyone in the UNP will be committed to make this candidate victorious with the assistance of other parties in the alliance.


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