UNP confident of a historic win at polls

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The main opposition United National Party (UNP) yesterday said it is confident of securing a “historic victory” at the next Presidential elections. UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe, speaking at a UNP rally held at Hyde Park in Colombo said that his party has just a short way to go in its climb to the top of the mountain. Pic by Shehan Gunasekera   UNP Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa said that the UNP cannot win without the support of the party organisers and supporters around the island and he called on them to rally around the UNP to ensure its victory. “I can tell you we will secure a historic victory be it at a Presidential or General election,” Premadasa said. Meanwhile, in his speech, Wickremesinghe insisted that he never met the pro-LTTE diaspora in London during his recent visit to the UK. The UNP leader said that some newspapers had published a photograph claiming it was his meeting with the diaspora. However Wickremesinghe said that he had never met such groups either in London or in any other country. (Colombo Gazette