Sri Lanka: Wickremasinghe urges people to unite to build new political culture

Colombo, Aug 19 : Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister-designate and the leader of the United National Party (UNP) Ranil Wickremasinghe has called on the people of the country to discount existing politics and come together to build a new political culture in Sri Lanka.

According to ColomboPage, he also called upon the people to act as one family and not as winners and losers following his parliamentary election victory held on Monday.

Wickremasinghe said that Sri Lanka has given approval to the United National Front to continue the good governance revolution made on January 8 at the Presidential election.

He also stated that it was possible to conduct free and fair elections in the country under a peaceful environment.

Wickremasinghe claimed a victory in the island nation’s 15th parliamentary elections.

Earlier, Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena defeated Rajapaksa to become president in a January 2015 election after which the latter decided to contest the Prime Ministerial elections. (ANI)