RW Prez candidate – Sajith PM candidate

By Skandha Gunasekara
Senior United National Party (UNP) member and Minister of Tourism John Amaratunga said that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe would be the party’s next Presidential candidate while UNP Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa would be the Prime Ministerial candidate.

Minister Amaratunga confirmed that it was decide that Prime Minister Wickremesinghe would be the Presidential candidate at the upcoming Presidential election.

He then said that while the UNP working committee was still in discussion on who its Prime Ministerial candidate would be at the next General Election, it would most likely be the deputy leader of the UNP Minister Sajith Premadasa.

“The Working Committee is yet to announce our Prime Ministerial candidate but it will definitely be Sajith Premadasa,” he said while noting that UNP was already in the process of preparing for elections.

With regards to his own political future, the Minister said that he would decide whether to contest the next Parliamentary elections based on the outcome of the next Presidential election.