No nominations for Prasanna, WP CM looks at options

Prassana RanatungaPresident Maithripala Sirisena has refused to give nominations for Western Province (WP) Chief Minister (CM) Prasanna Ranatunga to contest the Parliament election under the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA), sources close to Ranatunga told the Colombo Gazette.

Ranatunga is to meet former President Mahinda Rajapaksa tomorrow to discuss the latest developments and is also expected to convene a media briefing to announce his next step.

Sources said that Ranatunga is prepared to contest the election under another political party if the President refuses to reverse the decision not to give him nominations from the UPFA.

Ranatunga is being investigated by the police Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID) over allegations surrounding a land deal.

Ranatunga had last week denied allegations of corruption made against him and his wife after his wife was also questioned over the same land deal. (Colombo Gazette)

Report by Ashanthi Warunasuriya


  1. Now, on Thursday morning, it looks as though Maithri’s resolve has weakened. Hope this is NOT so. Sad!

    We guys will be forced to vote UNP or JVP.

  2. This man Prasanna Ranathunga is an absolute fraud,he is a calculated liar and fraujulent,criminal
    cases awaiting him,has never been clean candidate
    and always been corrupt,Mr President kick this man out from Parliament,he is disgrace to the SLFP and to the whole nation.he forsibly acquired land belonging to the Local council,bull dozed big native trees to expand his property boundry,all his neighbours are furious with this terrible beast of a man,people are waiting to teach him a lesson once the UNP wins government.Mr Ranathunga you will get what you desrve,people wont be quiet,they will give him back what he deserves,enjoy till the 17th Aug,telling rubbish to the public

  3. Chandrika appointed her feeble mother as Prime minister despite she cannot talk or walk. Chandrika’s brother was also in the parliament at the same time. Her close relatives were ministers and key positions in government. Still she destroyed the country without making any progress, she did not even protect army camps from LTTE.

  4. Cannot believe the games Sira playing on instructions from CBK, NGO clique and others who are opposed to Mahinda. How can anyone who have the interest of the party give nominations to Arjuna who jump from one party to other like a monkey while denying nominations for Prasanna who have always stood with his party? Is this a deliberate attempt by Sira to infuriate Mahinda in order to create a split in the party? There are news many Mahinda supports at provincial level are denied nominations. Perhaps time for Yapa and Premajayantha to use their powers and tell Sira to get off the train and go back to UNP where he belongs.

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