Internal sources of the United National Party (UNP) say that the UNP is focusing on proposals on organizing a people’s front under Hansaya for next general election.
At UNP members’ group meeting held today (10), the party had extensively discussed how to face the forthcoming general election. Harin Fernando, Harshana Rajakaruna and Sujeewa Senasinghe had stressed that both the party and election campaigns must have a new appearance.
Mangala Samaraweera had emphasized the need of contesting the next general election as a well organized front. He had also pointed out the importance of taking decisions with a focus on next year’s presidential election.
He had further stated that Speaker Karu Jayasuriya’s commitment for democracy in the face of the current political crisis must be admired.
A UNP member speaking to Lanka News Web on future general election said that a majority of members have proposed to nominate either Karu Jayasuriya or Sajith Premadasa as the prime ministerial candidate, and Ranil Wickramasinghe as the presidential candidate.