Written by Staff Writer
23 Jul, 2018 | 12:22 am
COLOMBO (News 1st) – The National Organiser of the United National Party, Minister Navin Dissanayake, spoke about the future of politics in Sri Lanka at an event held in Ginigathhena, Nuwara Eliya today.
While highlighting that the SLPP has no second tier leadership other than the “Rajapaksa sons,” the minister acknowledged that the UNP has its own shortcomings to correct before the next Presidential election.
While stating that the leader of the UNP is now 70 years old, Dissanayake explained that the party has plenty of candidates that can be fielded as presidential candidates and that they have “plenty of horses that can win the race.” The Minister listed the named of Ranil Wickremesinghe, Karu Jayasuriya and Sajith Premadasa as possible presidential candidates.
While reminiscing about his father, the late Gamini Dissanayake’s rise to prominence in politics, Dissanayake remarked that Sri Lanka us an unlucky nation as an entire generation of leaders were assassinated by the LTTE. Navin also spoke about how attempts were made to label the UNP as LTTE sympathizers, he noted that as long as Navin Dissanayake and Sajith Premadasa are in the UNP there will be no room for the LTTE.
While promising not to allow Mahinda Rajapaksa to return to power once again, Navin Dissanayake noted that even Mahinda Rajapaksa does not support a Gotabaya presidency because he would not be able to control Gota and wouldn’t be able to pave the way for Namal Rajapaksa.
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