UNP special Working Committee to discuss Presidential candidate tomorrow – Kiriella

Minister Lakshman Kiriella said that a special Working Committee meeting of the United National Party (UNP) will be held tomorrow (31), chaired by Party Leader and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

He said that during the upcoming meeting, the Party will probably discuss at length about the candidate to be fielded by the broad political alliance, headed by the UNP, at the next Presidential Poll.

Minister said that after the UNP Working Committee arrives at a decision about the candidate to contest the next Presidential Poll, that decision will be discussed with party leaders within the United National Front, before the name of the candidate is revealed to the country.

He stressed that according to the Constitution of the UNP, the contestant to run for President is chosen by the Working Committee, and observed that the views of the Parliamentary Group will be sought only if needed.

Hence, he added that only the Party’s Working Committee meeting will be convened tomorrow (31).

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