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Leader of the United National Party (UNP), Ranil Wickremesinghe, said the party agreed to form a National Government, at least for a period of two years, if Maithripala Sirisena were to be elected as President.
The UNP Leader said other political parties were thereafter free to decide whether to continue with the National Government or choose to contest separately. The goal, according to Wickremesinghe, was to strengthen the Parliamentary System where even the Executive Prime Minister would be answerable to Parliament.

Leader of the United National Party (UNP), Ranil Wickremesinghe, said the party agreed to form a National Government, at least for a period of two years, if Maithripala Sirisena were to be elected as President.
The UNP Leader said other political parties were thereafter free to decide whether to continue with the National Government or choose to contest separately. The goal, according to Wickremesinghe, was to strengthen the Parliamentary System where even the Executive Prime Minister would be answerable to Parliament.

“Sri Lanka will start the new year with a new government, with an end to the UPFA regime, with a new President and a new political era,” Wickremesinghe said, addressing the UNP District Organizers’ meeting at Sirikotha yesterday.
“As we welcome Maithri to Sirikotha, we must acknowledge the fact that he made an important and brave decision when he chose to be the common candidate of the Opposition,” he added.

He was joined on stage by Maithripala Sirisena, Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa, UNP General Secretary, Tissa Attanayake, former Minister Rajitha Senaratne and several UNP MPs.
Wickremesinghe emphasized the government, in the last 10 years, had worked to erode democracy in the country. “Rajapaksa government tried to destroy the UNP, but I did not let that happen. Now he has moved onto breaking down the SLFP,” he said. Elaborating further, he said, “We do not have much time for the campaign and we need to get the voters to the polling booth.

You need to talk to the SLFP voter, the JVP voter, the JHU voter and the supporters of every other party and get their support. It is not simply about forming a UNP Government; we need to realize that we all need to get together to find solutions to the common problems of our country. It is not only the UNP supporter who is suffering, but every citizen in this country. So our solutions must apply to all.”
The UNP Leader assured his supporters that the move to field a common candidate or to form a National Government would in no way compromise the integrity of the UNP. “We are not here to replace the Mahinda Rajapaksa regime with the same old politics. We are here to make a change,” he said.

Author: TELO Media Team 1