[Harin Fernando: Playing the ball]
UNP Uva star Harin Fernando wants Sajith Premadasa to be appointed as Prime Ministerial candidate without delay at the forthcoming Presidential election reports Daily Mirror. This means that UNP wants to keep the Executive Presidential system once it comes to power. Harin Fernando is a , former MP and Opposition leader of the Uva Provincial Council.
“We are ready to dedicate ourselves to the party if Mr. Wickremesinghe did his bit and name Mr. Premadasa as the Prime Ministerial candidate,” Mr. Fernando had said.
Mr. Fernando said Mr. Wickremesinghe should hand over the responsibility of campaign for the Presidential Election to others in the party including Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa, himself and others as they could ensure success in the election the Daily Mirror further reports.