Parliamentarian Hesha Withanage says the candidate for the next President is with the United National Party (UNP).
The MP Hesha Withanage speaking to media in Kandy said the final decision on the Presidential candidate will be reached by the UNP Working Committee and the Parliamentary Group.
The MP said while party leaders express various opinions over a candidate, the UNP Working Committee will decide on the candidate.
MP Vithanage said the party can name its candidate now if needed, claiming there was however no rush.
The Parliamentarian claimed that during the 2015 Election, the United National Front released the name of the candidate at the very last moment and they eventually won the election.
At the time, MP Hesha Withanage said, it was Rajapaksa loyalist’ in the country, who were full of confidence that Mahinda Rajapaksa would remain in power.