Thursday, 24th June 2021

UNP next move to be decided after SC verdict

British Asia News Network

Sri Lanka: Supreme Court delivers its Judgment today, with regard to the petition filed against the dissolution of Parliament. The UNP will have to decide on its next course of action which could include the likelihood of a secret ballot to select a candidate for the premiership.

President Maithriapala Sirisena on Tuesday said current leader of UNP Ranil Wickremeisnghe will not be appointed as the Prime Minister even if all 225 MPs tell him to do so.

Party spokesman Harin Fernando was responding to reports that the UNF was preparing to have a secret ballot to decide on a suitable person to take over the Premiership. “We will decide on the next course of action only after the Supreme Court delivers its judgment on the dissolution of Parliament today,”

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