The United National Party (UNP) says it will not accuse President Maithripala Sirisena over the nomination issue involving former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.Former UNP MP P. Harrison said that the UNP had reached an agreement with President Maithripala Sirisena ahead of the January 8 Presidential election and worked with him to meet the expectations of the people. The former UNP MP also noted that the President had made every effort to obtain support for the 20th Amendment to the constitution but that attempt eventually faced some obstacles.“We have no issues with the President since he met most of the expectations of the people,” Harrison said. He said that the President had promised to establish good governance and he had begun that process by getting support for the 19th Amendment to the constitution. Harrison also said that the UNP does not see Mahinda Rajapaksa as a challenge at the August 17 Parliament election as he has already been rejected by the people. (Colombo Gazette) “He have his full support to establish good governance and that is what we expected from him,” Harrison told reporters today.
October 8, 2019