After a brief hiatus, Sudath Chandrasekara, a former private secretary to Ranil Wickremesinghe, has made a political comeback as head of the UNP’s communication force.
He addressed the party’s Bala Mandala meeting in Polonnaruwa yesterday (23) and highlighted youths as the deciding factor in any future election.
Youths will pose a formidable challenge to the traditional as well as floating votes, he opined.
Chandrasekara called for a change in the party for a new political culture that focuses on true political values and national policies instead of mere promises.
“In the past, an actress, a war hero or cricketer would have won elections. But, such are worthless today. An outcome from the struggle was a bond created among communities and religions. Therefore, the war victory, religion or race cannot be used as slogans at elections. We have to think new,” he said.
UNP general secretary Palitha Range Bandara, district leader Nalaka Prasad Kolonne and former state minister C. Suriyarachchi were also present on the occasion.