Arjuna insists Presidential elections not his focus

Transport and Civil Aviation Minister Arjuna Ranatunga today insisted that his focus is not the Presidential elections.

Speaking to reporters, Ranatunga said that now is not the time to discuss party politics but to unite and rebuild the country.

Asked if he had plans to contest the next Presidential elections, Ranatunga said that his name was mentioned even in 2015 as a possible candidate even though he had no plans to contest.

However he says now is not the time to focus on the elections as the country is in a mess.

He said that all political parties must unite to rebuild the country which was badly affected by the recent attacks and then look at elections.

Ranatunga also said that political parties have ruined the country and as a result he never identifies himself with any political party. (Colombo Gazette)


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