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SB confident of UNP victory in CP poll

KANDY - There would not be a change in voting for the UNP in the plantation sector just because of Thondaman and Chandrasekeran joining the UPFP, said the United National Party’s Chief Ministerial candidate S. B. Dissanayake, at a media conference held in Kandy.

Supported by the popular plantation sector leaders like Rajaratnam and Mano Ganeshan the United National Party (UNP) would achieve a sweeping victory in the Nuwara Eliya District, he said.

"The attack on Sirasa Media Network and the slaying of senior journalist Lasantha Wickremathunga became a tsunami for the government", Dissanayake claimed.

The majority of seats in Kandy and Matale districts would be bagged by the United National Party. Then the UNP could take over the administration of the Central Provincial Council, he optimistically said.

"There was an abundance of corruption in the Central Provincial Council under the previous regime. They will be investigated no sooner the UNP takes over the region and the culprits will be dealt with," he said.

MP Ms. Renuka Herath told the media conference that there was a noticeable reawakening among the UNP supporters of the Central Province under the leadership of the party’s national Organiser S. B. Dissanayake.

"Voters of Nuwara Eliya district have not changed their colours although Thondaman and Chandrasekaram joined the ‘betel leaf," she said.

Kandy district MP Lakshman Kiriella said that the Mahinda Rajapakse government had no plans for the development of the country and the Central Provincial Council had not effected any development in the province.

"The people cannot be fooled all the time. The UNP, will be victorious at the February 14 election," Kiriella said.

Parliamentaria M. H. A. Haleem, Kandy MMC Raja Pushpakumara, Chanaka Ilapperuma, Keerthi Pathirana, Padmakeerthi Hemachandra, Padamasiri Kodikara and Palitha Elkaduwa were also present.

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