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‘UNP seniors will join SLPP convention’

Several senior politicians of leading political parties, including the United National Party (UNP), will join the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) on August 11 at the party’s convention, said Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa.

The Opposition Leader recently visited former Minister and Kurunegala District Parliamentarian Salinda Dissanayake, who is under treatment at the Kurunegala Teaching Hospital where he spoke to journalists. He said he will not gain political advantage by creating rifts in the UNP.

“I will not gain advantage through its present crisis among its senior members for the UNP leadership. When the politics of Sri Lanka is closely observed, it is obvious that there will be a presidential election before other elections. It is an open secret that the UNP is struggling to select a candidate for the forthcoming Presidential Election. So, UNPers tend to seek solace of other powerful political parties in the future,” he said.

The Opposition Leader said he strongly agrees with the recent statement by Archbishop of Colombo Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith.


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