The second generation of UNP leaders, including it’s Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa will have to wait for another 11 years to get hold of the reigns of the party from its current Leader Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, MP Susil Premajayantha said today.
Speaking at a news conference of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), he commented on PM Wickremesinghe’s speech made at the UNP’s 72nd Convention held recently.
“The Premier said the next generation of party leaders are being groomed to take over the party by 2030. This means Sajith, Akila, Navin and others will have to wait 11 more years. Even at 2030, there is no assurance as to who will get the party leadership. There were many demands within the UNP asking for a leadership change. The people who asked for a change are silent now,” he said. (Lahiru Pothmulla)
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City Friday, 14 September 2018 12:32
Why are you worried about the UNP, try to find a party for you to get a ministry.
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Opportunists taboo Friday, 14 September 2018 13:00
Another big rogue waiting for a ministry jumped to MS side now out again and hoping that MR will get back slimy dood unworthy of office
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Don Friday, 14 September 2018 16:32
Rogues become rogues when it is proven like what happenned to Ranil
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firstname.lastname@example.org Friday, 14 September 2018 13:07
Why are you worried about UNP. Try to do some work while you enjoy the facilities and privileges you have right now as an MP. For god shake do some positive work rather than talking
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GH Sunday, 16 September 2018 19:14
He presently enjoys the political life that is gifted by MR regime not by knocked-out UNP fellows.
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VJ Friday, 14 September 2018 13:12
You are really pathetic.
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Dhammika Friday, 14 September 2018 15:00
suSIL can now got to his home country like baSIL to America where he is a citizen .
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AMERICANO Sunday, 16 September 2018 10:48
NEWS TO ME - so he is also an americano - and these fellows get ministrial posts .
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Mohamed Niyas Friday, 14 September 2018 15:39
See dirty patrol's knowledge in arithmetic !
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Don Friday, 14 September 2018 16:38
Susil hits the nail on the head.Because he tells things UNPers do not like to hear people on this forum call him Hora etc UNP pack up to go home. UNP is the party which killed 60000 people in 1987 that is why they are still struggling to get more than 33% in major elections (2018 Feb)
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Pradeep Saturday, 15 September 2018 07:11
We studied about crocodile tears way back in nursery class. Now we see the two legged crocodile mired in dirty petrol shedding tears for his unrelated foes.
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Dallas Saturday, 15 September 2018 10:01
Above is not crocodile tears but a genuine proven allegation against the UNP
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Dee Friday, 14 September 2018 16:40
And you guys will have to wait like 'forever'!
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Ram Friday, 14 September 2018 16:41
Look after your house without peeping into next door
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sarath Friday, 14 September 2018 16:59
at least they can get the leader's role in 11 years. You have to wait till your next birth
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Dasa Friday, 14 September 2018 17:29
As a JO leader I wonder how long you will have to wait.. no matter who comes next time.
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CITIZEN Friday, 14 September 2018 17:36
What about you "criers"? It seems, none of you ever!!! Leadership and Power are the monopoly of Rajapakses'!
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Buddhist Friday, 14 September 2018 18:23
Do not worry about UNP, worry about your own party. How long are the non Rajapakse members going to wait to take over the leadership? 100 years?
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Jaliya Friday, 14 September 2018 18:36
Premier wants to set a long lasting example to those teenage UNP members of the parliament ... look ...age is not a barrier I came wearing a diaper
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Gamini Saturday, 15 September 2018 11:43
Why do you care? What's the hurry?
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TONY Saturday, 15 September 2018 11:47
11 YEARS IS NOTHING COMPARED TO YOUR WAIT UNTIL THE RAJAPASHAS BECOME EXTICT
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