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Karu says he does not contest under UNP or JSJB

Former Speaker Karu Jayasuriya yesterday said that he decided not to contest the upcoming general election either under the United National Party (UNP) or Jathika Samagi Jana Balawegaya (JSJB) as all efforts taken by him to unite the two parties failed.

“I had openly said at the very beginning that I would not contest the election or would not accept a national list slot unless UNP unites,” Jayasuriya said.

Jayasuriya is disappointed as all efforts taken by him to unite the factions failed. “Under these circumstances, I have decided not to contest under any faction nor would I accept national list slot from both parties,” he said.

The Former Speaker issued the statement to clarify his position as religious leaders and journalists had inquired him why his name was not included in the nomination lists of both parties and in their national lists.


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