A group of United National Party (UNP) MPs say that the party lost the election not only because of the malpractices of the government coalition but also thanks to serious shortages in UNP election campaign.
Pointing to the inefficiency of the party one UNP MP said to Lanka-e-News that the UNP did not issue at least a single propaganda handbill for the election.
Another MP said that there was no adequate space in the province to paste the huge poster printed by the UNP. The party had not issued a poster suitable to paste in inner villages.
Another UNP MP said that the party led an ad hoc campaign believing it would win easily. He resembled it to sowing paddy with seeds of weeds and harvesting less than what could be harvested if paddy was planted.
Another UNP MP said that instead of raising the real issues of the people of the Eastern Province, the UNP talked about not providing a helicopter to the leader to travel. He said that if the trend will not be changed the UNP would soon be like a NGO.