Sajith UNP’s “Best Actor” – Gamage

Calling United National Party (UNP) Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa the party’s “best actor”, UNP backbencher MP Chandima Gamage said that Premadasa is the most popular politician in the party.

Addressing the media at Temple Trees this morning (03), the MP said that while Premadasa may be popular, the party will decide as to who has the political expertise and other abilities to rule a country.

“Sajith Premadasa may possess both of these qualities. If we are convinced [that he is the most suitable candidate], we will nominate him as the presidential candidate. There is no question about that,” the MP said.

Asked why Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe wouldn’t nominate Premadasa as the party’s presidential candidate, the MP said that his critics have to understand Wickremesinghe’s nature.

“First you have to understand the nature of the Prime Minister. He doesn’t talk much. We have to observe his gestures and understand what he is thinking. The Prime Minister will not make hasty decisions. Sajith Premadasa is one of the best and most popular politicians in the country. It was because of his meetings that Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s campaign has come to a halt,” said Gamage.

The MP did, however, hint at a possible Wickremesinghe-Premadasa ticket.

“No one can say that we cannot take this journey together by teaming Sajith and Ranil teaming up,” the MP added.

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