UNP says Government could no longer win elections on merits of war victory

Thursday, 3 February 2011 01:02 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

The main opposition United National party (UNP) yesterday said the government could no longer sell the war victory to win elections.

UNP Deputy Leader Karu Jayasuriya told a press conference that the government won the presidential and general elections by talking of the war victory and that it could no longer do so.

He said it is the UNP that could now find solutions to the issues faced by the country and take the country towards an era of development.

Speaking of a statement made by the general secretary of governing UPFA, Minister Susil Premajayanth that the party would file legal action against the rejection of 30 of its nomination lists at the local government elections and that the elections could therefore be postponed, Jayasuriya said the UNP is not agreeable to the postponement of the local government elections.