Colombo, Jun 16 (BAN/CD): Non-Cabinet Minister Ajith P. Perera said yesterday the United National Party(UNP) leadership should change before the next presidential election.
He said that it’s high time the party should choose its candidate and assign leadership to him in a press conference.
“We have a few leaders with the potential to win the presidential election. The party leadership should be handed over to one of them,” the minister said. “There is one whom I prefer but the party could elect anyone as it has been done in the past.”
According to Ajith P. Perera, many others in the party held the same opinion. He added that there was no issue with the current UNP leader and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremsinghe, but one should remember that he has been party leader for 26 years.