He was addressing a function in Rakwana yesterday (14).
Meanwhile, Sunday ‘Mawbima’ says party leader, prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has accepted a proposal by a majority of UNP MPs as well as some members of the working committee that Premadasa should be their candidate.
When contacted, a key party figure said they were yet to decide on their candidate.
The WC would take a decision in due course, he said.
He added that the SLPP, itself facing a crisis over its presidential candidate, was involved in a cheap attempt through the media loyal to it to create a division in the UNP over its candidate.