Mervyn Silva announces support for UNP candidate Arjuna Ranatunga

Mervyn Silva announces support for UNP candidate Arjuna Ranatunga

Mervyn Silva announces support for UNP candidate Arjuna Ranatunga

Written by Tharushan Fernando

22 Jul, 2015 | 11:01 pm

In an unexpected turn of events, former Public Relations Minister Mervyn Silva has announced his decision to support Arjuna Ranatunga at the August parliamentary polls.

The former minister noted that a group of persons have been given nominations from the SLFP to contest in this area and one of them cannot even bring together five people to go on procession; and that another has swindled money from the Pradeshiya Sabha and had supported the misdeeds of Basil Rajapaksa. He said:

I know that I will win, if a contest.

He added:

Basil Rajapaksa had stolen my votes from Gampaha and I have my own votes because the people loved me but I am not in Kelaniya so I will provide Bevan Perera the post of Organiser for Kelaniya and now I invite the great personality who won the World Cup for Sri Lanka, the person with no fraud and corruption to his name to take over.

UNP Gampaha District Candidate, Arjuna Ranatunga noted that there was an issue with time, and if not they  could havecontested under the swan symbol again.

He added:

Our Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe tried very hard to contest under the swan symbol but since there was an issue with time, we took a decision to contest the election by joining the United National Front and win the election for our President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. So give us your support to appoint him as the Prime Minister of this country and proceed with what we have achieved, for the next five years.

 


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