UNP led Government to devolve powers

The UNP had supported Sirisena at the January 8 Presidential election when he contested against Mahinda Rajapaksa. (Colombo Gazette) The UNP leader also said that a UNP Government will also look to legalize a special unit to fight corruption. However he said that the UNP later decided to form a broad coalition under the United National Front in order to defeat the threat posed by the current opposition.The opposition United Peoples Freedom Alliance is contesting the Parliament elections with former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.Wickremesinghe said that the United National Front will work with President Maithripala Sirisena, if it wins the election. The UNP, which will be contusing the August 17 Parliament election as the United National Front by including candidates from other political parties, is aiming to obtain a Parliament majority to create a stable Government.Wickremesinghe said that the UNP had initially decided to contest the Parliament elections on its own and not as an alliance. A United National Party (UNP) led Government will devolve powers to the provinces within the policies of an undivided Sri Lanka, UNP leader and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said today.Speaking at the UNP special convention in Borella, Wickremesinghe said that he believes every community in every part of the country should be able to enjoy equal rights. Wickremesinghe also said land acquired during the war will be returned to the rightful owners in the North and East as well as in the South. read more