UNP’s Presidential candidate will be announced after following due procedure – Sagala



article_image

by Zacki Jabbar


The UNP’s Presidential candidate will be announced after following due procedure within the party, says the Chief of Staff at the Prime Ministers office and Minister of Ports, Shipping and Southern Development Sagala Ratnayaka.


He made this remark at a ceremony to launch development projects in Deniyaya on Sunday.


Ratnayaka said that once their Presidential candidate was selected in the proper manner, the entire party would work for his victory.


Responding to allegations by the Podujana Peramuna (PP) that the government had secret dealings with the U.S., the Minister said the PP would not be able to hoodwink the people for ever..


"Our dealings with the U.S. are at a diplomatic level and we have not entered into any secret agreements with it. It was the Podujana Peramuna that met U.S. officials recently, prior to declaring Gotabaya Rajapaksa as their Presidential candidate," Ratnayaka noted, adding "You can fool some of the people some of the time, but not all the people all the time."


Ratnayaka said that the Ministry of National Policies which came under the purview of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, was coordinating development projects with various ministries including the Housing Ministry countrywide and as Chief of Staff at the Premiers office, he would be attending many of them as possible, depending on his work schedule.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
animated gif
Processing Request
Please Wait...