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UNP Proposes to Postpone  Presidential, Parliamentary Polls by 2 Years

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The United National Party (UNP) has proposed a referendum to delay both the presidential and parliamentary elections by two years, enabling President Ranil Wickremesinghe to continue his economic reforms.

UNP General Secretary Palitha Range Bandara stated in a media briefing on Tuesday that the President’s term needs to be extended by at least two years.

“If not five years, the President’s term must be extended by at least two years. The Parliament’s term must also be extended by two years without going for an election at this time,” Bandara emphasized.

He called on the main opposition parties, Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) and the National People’s Power (NPP), to support this initiative.

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