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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.


Pres Polls: Pro-Govt civil society activists to back whoever committed to democratic goals

Civil society activists who were instrumental in bringing the Yahapalana Government into power in 2015 told RepublicNext yesterday that they would throw their weight behind any party or presidential candidate that would, in good faith, help realise the democratic ideals they had always espoused.


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