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‘UNPer should be NDF Prez candidate’ :

‘Only Sajith Premadasa’s name proposed so far’ - Senasinghe

No one will be allowed to hijack the United National Party (UNP) when appointing the Presidential candidate for the forthcoming Presidential election, Science, Technology and Research Non Cabinet Minister Sujeewa Senasinghe has said. He was addressing the media at the Science, Technology and Research Ministry, Battaramulla, yesterday.

The Minister claimed that the UNP Working Committee had not granted approval for the formation of the National Democratic Front (NDF), which comprises several recognised political parties even though several UNP sources had said that the approval was granted.

“The UNP leadership was seeking approval for forming the NDF but several members of the Working Committee including myself pointed out that approval can’t be granted for an unseen constitution of the NDF. Then the proposal to sign the MoU for the NDF was postponed since the proposal was not duly approved by the Working Committee,” he said.

He added that the UNP should hold the post of Secretary of the NDF, as the UNP is the key party of the NDF. Besides, the NDF headquarters should be “Sirikotha,”. But with the draft, the NDF Secretary may be come from another political party,” he said.

According to him the UNP should get the lion’s share of the NDF but with the currently drafted constitution for the formation of the NDF, the UNP does not have such a position or privileges.“With the NDF Constitution the UNP will be shattered,” he noted.

When asked who will be the UNP Presidential candidate, he said that they have a candidate that the Rajapaksas’ are fearful of. He added that Sajith Premadasa’s name was proposed at the Working Committee and no other names were proposed.

 


 

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