PM to announce presidential candidate next week

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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has stated that the presidential candidate of the United National Party (UNP) for the Presidential Election 2019 will be declared in the upcoming week.

UNP General Secretary Akila Viraj Kariyawasam stated that UNP leader Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had informed him that the relevant decision would be taken next week following discussions.

Further, a meeting of the Party Leaders of the United National Front (UNF) is scheduled to be held at 6 pm today afternoon (19), Kariyawasama told media.

Meanwhile, the gazette declaring the presidential elections to be held on the 16th of November 2019 was issued last night (18).