Sep 20, 2019

UNP WC meets : Selection candidate to the Nomination Board Featured

The UNP Working Committee is all set to meet next Tuesday, it is reported. 

This meeting is said to be called for the selection of the presidential candidate and at this meeting the members of the Nomination Board would be appointed.

The chosen members of the Nomination Board would then choose the presidential candidate and notify the Working Committee of their decision.
It is expected that the Nomination Board is expected would first propose Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s name as the presidential candidate.

According to the UNP internal sources, thereafter Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa’s name would be considered and then Speaker Karu Jayasuriya could be proposed. In all probability it is expected that another name could also be proposed for presidential candidacy, accoutring to this source.

Presidential candidate to be announced next week - Akila

Meanwhile, the UNP General Secretary Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam told the media that the presidential candidate from the UNP would most likely be named by next week.

He noted that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had notified him of it.