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‘Some US citizens want our Presidency’

UNP Working Committee decides presidential candidate – Kiriella

The United National Party’s Working Committee will take the final decision on its candidate to contest the next Presidential election, Public Enterprise, Kandyan Heritage and Kandy Development Minister Lakshman Kiriella told news media yesterday.

The Minister said that unlike the other groups looking to contest in the presidential election, the UNP will select its candidate as a political party and not as a family clan.

“Others are selecting candidates as a family. We are a political party that represents all sections in the entire country. It is the Working Committee, which responsibly takes the final decision on our Presidential Candidate,” Kiriella said.

He added the entire family of some individuals has US citizenship but, still they are eyeing Sri Lanka’s Presidency. “Can a US citizen be the President of Sri Lanka?”, he questioned.

Commenting on President Maithripala Sirisena’s recently reported query from the Supreme Court, Kiriella said the President would get the same verdict if he again queried the Supreme Court on his term period in office.

The Minister made these statements speaking to media at a foundation stone-laying ceremony for the new three-storied building at Subodharama Maha Vihara in Peradeniya yesterday.

The building comprising the Dharmasala, Avaasageya and the library, is constructed with the funds granted by the Public Enterprise, Kandyan Heritage and Kandy Development Ministry.


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