Ranil urges UNP to prepare for elections

Leader of the UNP and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, having  defeated the No Confidence Motion (NCM) brought against him by the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna, yesterday urged party members to prepare for national elections.

Hosting a breakfast reception  at ” Sirikotha”, Wickremesinghe thanked the UNP Ministers and parliamentarians who had rallied around him to defeat the NCM), which he described as an attempt not just  to oust him, but the first step in trying  to topple the National Unity Government led by President Maithripala Sirisena.

He said that by  defeating the NCM with a margin of 46 votes, the UNP, had achieved an historic victory, since coming to power in 2015.

“We have shown what unity can achieve”, the Prime Minister noted adding that the party rank and  file should prepare for the next provincial, presidential  and parliamentary elections, without getting distracted by bankrupt Opposition politicians, who were desperate to capture power hook or by croo

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