UNP admits failures and shortcomings, plans to reorganize and restructure

Sri Lanka’s ‘grand old party’ United National Party admitting that its failures and shortcomings have led to the massive defeat in the party’s entire history is planning to reorganize and restructure the party to make a comeback

Aug 08, 2020
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Sri Lanka’s ‘grand old party’ United National Party admitting that its failures and shortcomings have led to the massive defeat in the party’s entire history is planning to reorganize and restructure the party to make a comeback.

Issuing a statement after the party failed secure a single electoral seat in Wednesday’s parliamentary elections, the General Secretary of UNP, former MP Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said the people have given a massive mandate to the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna and UNP experienced a massive defeat despite the many things the party had fulfilled for the benefit of the people and the country.

Expressing gratitude to the Election Commission for holding the 2020 parliamentary election successfully, the General Secretary pointed out that the 19th Amendment to the Constitution introduced by the UNP government paved the way to ensure a free and fair peaceful election.

Kariyawasam said the COVID-19 Pandemic affected the election as well as contributed to the collapse of the economy only the UNP presented a program at this election to revive and strengthen the local economy.

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