UNP has already decided on presidential candidate

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Untitled-2By Yohan Perera   

The UNP has already decided on a candidate who could win the next presidential election, its National Organizer Navin Dissanayake told a media conference yesterday morning.

He said the opposition had made hurried decisions and had begun to talk of presidential candidates. “MP Kumara Welgama recently said they are with Mahinda and wants democracy. He evaded answering the question raised by the media as to whether former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa was not a democratic leader,” Mr. Dissanayake recalled.   

 

We accept that the govt.  had lost its credibility to some extent as it had not been able to fulfil its promise of penalising the wrong doers. We work within a democratic framework and cannot go out of it


He also said the new Courts, the trial at bar will start hearing cases on serious financial frauds next week. “We accept that the government had lost its credibility to some extent as it had not been able to fulfil its promise of penalising the wrong doers. We work within a democratic framework and cannot go out of it. We will not interfere with the judiciary even if we lose elections,” Mr. Dissanayake said.   The UNP National Organizer said the appointment of Arjuna Mahendran to the post of Central Bank Governor was wrong. He said the campaigns carried out by several UNPers within the party had helped the government to progress on the investigation of the bond scam. “Campaigns carried out by some of us in the party had helped the government to make a progress in the investigation of the bond scam. Perpetual Treasuries Chief Arjun Aloysius is behind bars. We now have to go into the next step and get others involved in it behind bars. Action should be taken against UNPers too if any of them have got involved in the scam,” he added.   


He charged that former Central Bank Governor Ajith Niward Cabral is also closely associated with Perpetual Treasuries.   

 

the trial at bar will start hearing cases on serious financial frauds next week

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