Written by Staff Writer
01 Sep, 2019 | 8:50 pm
COLOMBO (News 1st):- Speaking on the special meeting that took place between the UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe and senior members of the party, Chairman of the United National Party, Minister Kabir Hashim said that at present four to five members have been proposed to be fielded as the candidate for the upcoming election.
He said that this matter was what was taken up during the meeting and further said that they agreed upon selecting the most suitable individual to be fielded in as the candidate in the coming days. Hashim also mentioned that the Prime Minister had proposed that the potential candidate who has a mandate of a majority, and the ability to win the Presidential election will be selected at the upcoming meeting.
If by any chance the group including the Prime Minister, does not select Minister Sajith Premadasa as the party’s presidential candidate, will Sajith remain quiet?
In response, Minister Kabir Hashim said that just a group could not make any such decision to select the candidate and that the most suitable candidate will be selected, one who is capable of winning and has the people’s mandate.
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