Wednesday September 11, 2019 00:14:24
ECONOMYNEXT – A decision on a presidential candidate of the United National Party will be made in the ‘next few days’ aspirant Sajith Premadasa told reporters after a meeting with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.
“There were cordial discussions,” Premadasa told reporters late outside Temple Trees. “The decision will be made known in a few days.”
He said talks had taken place with Prime Minister Wickremesinghe and some representatives of the broader United National Front alliance.
He refused to name a date for a decision.
“I will look at this positively. You have to learn to be patient,” he told reporters who were peppering him with questions.
Premadasa has staked the claim for candidacy in public rallies and media interest has been kindled in the political drama.
Political sources said a committee has been appointed to talk with other alliance partners.