COLOMBO (NewsRadio); The United National Party says it aims to form a broad alliance to contest future elections.
Assistant Leader of the UNP former Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said several factions are already in discussion to form an alliance with the party.
He acknowledged UNP’s setback at the last election but said the party has quality and progressive leaders and policies to steer the country forward.
The UNP Assistant Leader stressed that despite being the only member from the party in Parliament, President Ranil Wickremesinghe took the massive challenge of solving the issues face by the people.
Former Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam noted that the UNP will take the lead in forming the next alliance which will form the government.
He said no party on its own will be able to form a government in future and therefore leaders and parties will have to form alliance in order to win elections.
The former Minister added that by mid next year, the UNP will spearhead a broad alliance which will go on to govern the country.
He also said already several factions, even from camps that vehemently opposed the policies of centrist parties have pledged to work with the President.
Assistant Leader of the UNP former Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam stressed that regardless of political ideologies, all factions must come together to solve the country’s pressing issues.