Written by Staff Writer
03 Sep, 2019 | 9:51 pm
Colombo (News 1st) – The UNP Parliamentary Group sent another letter requesting Minister Sajith Premadasa be made the party’s presidential candidate. Deputy Minister Nalin Bandara elaborated on this letter.
Minister of Development Strategies & International Trade Nalin Bandara stated that they will sign another letter adding that their previous letter requested for the UNP Working Committee and the Parliamentary Group to be summoned together to discuss the matter on the presidential candidate. “Our request is for Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa be made the presidential candidate”, he continued.
The Minister further mentioned that party leaders of the alliance have not requested for Ranil Wickremesinghe to be named as the presidential candidate or Sajith Premadasa has not been suggested to be named as the Prime Ministerial candidate in response to a question put forward by the journalists.
He further mentioned that if such suggestions were made, they would not be decided by the alliance.
“The party will decide who the candidate is. Therefore they should not present this to us. We will present it to them”, he continued.
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