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Sajith blames strikes on Mahinda

Presidential hopeful Sajith Premadasa implied today that Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa may be behind ongoing trade union strike and protest campaigns.


Sajith easiest to defeat; we won’t even have to try – JO

Going on the offensive against UNF presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa, SLPP leaders launched a scathing attack on his character today.


It’s official: Sajith is UNP candidate for President

Ending months of speculation and heated debates, the UNP formally named its Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa as its presidential candidate a short while ago.


Sajith to be named candidate; decision “unanimous and unconditional”

The UNP top leadership unanimously agreed to name Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa the party's presidential candidate a short while ago.


Will not bow down to anyone’s conditions – Sajith

Rejecting media reports to the contrary, UNP Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa claimed yesterday that he has not and will not agree to anyone's conditions.


No conditions on Sajith to abolish presidency, but party position remains unchanged – Eran

State Minister Eran Wickramaratne said the UNP leadership has not imposed a condition on Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa to abolish the executive presidency.


Sajith to be named UNF candidate?

United National Party (UNP) Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa is expected to be named the UNP-led alliance's presidential candidate this Thursday.


Sajith writes to PM; seeks secret ballot; wavers on abolishing presidency

UNP deputy leader Sajith Premadasa has written to PM Wickremesnghe seeking a secret ballot from among the party's Working Committee and Parliamentary Group.


Speaker willing to run for President; abolishing presidency high priority

Speaker Karu Jayasuriya set out some conditions today in order to consider entering the fray, with abolishing the executive presidency high on the agenda.


UNP cannot win without the support of minority parties – Hirunika

United National Party (UNP) backbencher Hirunika Premachandra said that UNP cannot win the presidential elections nor can it go forward without the support of the minority groups who were with UNP.


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