UNP to convene special meeting today

19 August 2019 - 260   - 1

The United National Party (UNP) is set to meet today (Aug 19) to decide on its presidential candidate and discuss matters on its proposed alliance, Minister Ravi Karunanayake said.

The meeting is expected to be chaired by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at 4 pm at Temple Trees.

Minister Karunanayake noted that the party would field a candidate who could maintain diplomatic ties with other countries.

Meanwhile, a special meeting has reportedly been arranged between backbench parliamentarians of the UNP and Deputy Leader Minister Sajith Premadasa.

A meeting between UNP members had also been held last Saturday to discuss matters concerning the proposed Democratic National Front (DNF) alliance.

(Additional reporting by Damith Wickramasekara)

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  • Voter Monday, 19 August 2019 09:54 PM

    The UNP seems to be convening special meetings on a daily basis but always ends inconclusively. What a joke?

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