Wajira confident Ranil will win

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UNP Chairman Wajira Abeywardena said Acting President Ranil Wickremesinghe would definitely obtain 140 or more votes during the secret vote on 20 July that.

I am 1,000 per cent sure that Wickremesinghe would be elected as the new President of Sri Lanka, because my predictions have never gone wrong, he added.

Abeywardena said he held discussions with Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) and few other political parties as the UNP Chairman.

“The struggle which commenced according to the democracy now has become something sinister that set the whole country on fire. The country needed to be rescued from this situation. I hope other parties would vote for Wickremesinghe to prevent Sri Lanka from heading towards anarchy,” he said.

Following the vote to elect a new President, the country would return to normalcy, he said.