Former Minister Ravi Karunanayake says that the UNP will form a broader alliance aiming at the next Presidential election, which will be held by June next year. He said that President Ranil Wickremesinghe will be contesting as an independent candidate.

He said that the UNP is the only party in the country that can develop it.

“In 2015, the salaries of our government employees were increased by Rs 10,000.   We reduced the excessive prices of goods as much as we could”, he said.

Karunanayake said that the UNP voter base, which was 60 percent in 2015, was reduced to 4 percent at the last general election. “The people have now realised the extent of the crime committed by them.