Prime Minister and leader of the United National Party Ranil Wickremesinghe addressing party loyalists at the UNP Headquarters, ‘Sirikotha’, today said he was pleased that the Government had scored a significant victory after three years.
Wickremesinghe was referring to last night’s defeat of the no-confidence motion brought against him by the Joint Opposition.
Speaking further he said that the motion was brought not just against him but the Government as well and expressed his gratitude to everyone who helped defeat it.
“We should not embark on a new journey. We will completely restructure the party and give more opportunity for new faces. In this way we will get ready for the 2020 election. We now have the confidence to go forward with all our strength,” he said.