United National Party (UNP) Assistant Leader Ravi Karunanayake says the UNP has now united for the sake of the party.
Karunanayake urged the party members to get down to work and promote UNP Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa as the UNP Presidential candidate.
Earlier, Karunanayake had not supported Premadasa’s bid to be nominated as the UNP Presidential candidate.
However, speaking to UNP members at the UNP Headquarters in Sirikotha today, Karunanayake said that he has put aside all differences for the sake of the UNP.
He said that the past has shown that whenever the UNP was united it was able to secure a strong victory.
Karunanayake said that the strength of a united UNP was seen during the political crisis last October.
The UNP Assistant Leader said that their opponents believed that the UNP will face the Presidential election divided and with multiple candidates.
However, he says the UNP has now united and he urged the party members to do their utmost to ensure Premadasa wins the Presidential election. (Colombo Gazette)