Colombo, June 21 (BAN/ AD): General Secretary and Minister, Akila Viraj Kariyawasam today said that election campaign will be launched on July 1. He was addressing a press conference today while he said that this was decided at a UNP party meet which was attended by cabinet ministers and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.
He told media that “A four-member committee comprising Ministers Rajitha Senaratne, Ruwan Wijewardene, Mr. Kariyawasam and MP Mujibur Rahman has been appointed to monitor the election campaign.” the minister said UNP will be concentrating on the upcoming presidential election.
When press questioned him about UNP presidential candidate he said they would announce his name after the presidential election was declared. He said “The candidate will be a common candidate. However, he will be from the UNF.”