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Ranil declares intention to contest prez polls

United National Party (UNP) Leader Ranil Wicremesinghe  yesterday declared his intention to contest the forthcoming presidential elections.

Wickremesinghe expressed his intention to senior members of the UNP in a meeting held at the Temple Trees.

Wickremesinghe is set to meet UNP Deputy Leader and presidential hopeful Sajith Premadasa on Sunday  to reach a consensus on the presidential candidate of the UNP-led United National Front (UNF).