Prime Minister and UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe has called on his party members to get ready for two back-to -back elections and to get rid of victor mentality as it would deprive them of their possible win in forthcoming elections.
Addressing a meeting of UNP grassroots activists at Kahatagasdigiliya on Saturday, the Prime Minister said: “We have to face two elections soon.
First, there will be elections for local government bodies in January and then there will be provincial council polls. Let’s get ready for them. Please do not think that we have already won. Such mentality will lead us to defeat. We should work hard for the victory and have to work so till the very last day of the campaign.
“We will contest the forthcoming elections as the United National Front. Some minor parties, too, will contest with us. We should understand that the victory in forthcoming elections is crucial. The elections would be held under a new system. This would set the example for other elections in the future and, therefore we must win these two elections.