Harin has been engaged in a massive campaign to get Sajith Premadasa party leadership. Meanwhile, Gampaha District UNP-MP John Amaratunge has stated that he would not be contesting the upcoming general election.
It is reported that Harin has taken this decision as he has been very unpopular among the Badulla District people over the past several years and it is highly unlikely that he would win if he contested from Badulla.
The UNP failed to win the Badulla district at the recently concluded presidential election as well.
Harin has also expressed desire to be named the Wattala Electorate Organizer in the Gampaha District.
When asked about this matter during a media briefing, Harin Fernando said that he could contest from any district in the country.
There were several social media posts too in this regard.