Member of Parliament Ananda Aluthgamage said in Parliament today that he and several others are prepared to support Minister Lakshman Kiriella if he becomes the Presidential Candidate of the United National Party.
Our Correspondent at the Parliament said that Parliamentarians Ashoka Priyantha and Ranjith Soysa raised their hands and responded to this statement.
This conversation arose during a question raised in anticipation of a verbal reply. A situation of debate took place since the Parliamentarian presented the question in hope of a verbal reply from the Minister of Housing, Construction and Cultural Affairs Sajith Premadasa and he was not present to answer the query.
Then Deputy Speaker Ananda Kumarasiri who was in the Chair, Leader of the House Lakshman Kiriella and Minister Gayantha Karunatillaka intervened.