Attack on State media a forerunner
The brutal attack on the State media TV crews
that went to cover the UNP special convention at Welisara was a
forerunner of things to come, Mass Media, Information and Investment
Promotion Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa said at a press
conference held at the Ministry auditorium yesterday.
Johnston hints at fielding UNP candidate
If UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe is not strong
enough to contest the Presidential Election to be held on January 26
as the leader of the party he should nominate a candidate who has
the strength to give leadership to the UNP without selecting Sarath
Fonseka who was the choice of the JVP, Kurunegala district UNP
Parliamentarian Johnston Fernando said yesterday.
Present UNP alliance nothing new
The new alliance the UNP had forged was nothing
new but the old UNF that was formed in 2001 but retained the
elephant symbol then. But the present UNP alliance had discarded the
elephant symbol and selected the Presidential candidate that the JVP
had chosen losing the UNP identity, Matale District UNP
Parliamentarian Nandi- mithra Ek- anayake sa- id yesterday.