Joseph Michael resigns from UNP WC over Ravi’s appointment

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Senior UNPer Joseph Michael Perera said today he had resigned from the party's Working Committee as a protest against the nomination of Ravi Karunanayake as the party’s assistant leader.

He said this to journalists while abruptly leaving the UNP Working Committee meeting this morning. (Yohan Perera)

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  • Labby Thursday, 26 April 2018 12:59 PM

    Still there's no criminal intent proved against Ravi Karunanayake. Why is nobody objecting to Mahinda Rajapakse being hailed as the leader of some party?

    Rasheed Thursday, 26 April 2018 01:19 PM

    You mean to say that is clean. Surely you being Sri Lankan should know about our Politics and different law for politicians.

    Lord Wolfstein Thursday, 26 April 2018 03:31 PM

    Whether Ravi is now guilty or not, a gentleman should not hold a party office until the allegations are finally resolved.

    Meerkat Thursday, 26 April 2018 03:47 PM

    UNP is in power so naturally we have to wait until the next government comes to power while a case against Rajapakshe is not proven by his enemies who are in power

    Sid Thursday, 26 April 2018 04:55 PM

    Labby is Ravi?

    Meththa Thursday, 26 April 2018 06:08 PM

    Get rid of Ravi or lose

    nimal Thursday, 26 April 2018 06:31 PM

    if he is still innocent, why the same party ripped off his previous positions. was is just a media show.

    Deepthi Thursday, 26 April 2018 09:57 PM

    People don't use law arguments in their decision making. They use common sense.

    dulan Friday, 27 April 2018 08:18 AM

    If we remove people with allegations then the entire SLPP and SLFP working committees and office bearers must resign

    Arnold Thursday, 26 April 2018 01:35 PM

    WHO CARES. All what we are worried about is the fast depreciation of the rupee and the impending price increases.

    Summa Thursday, 26 April 2018 02:23 PM

    Exactly .... They ALL should resign whole-sale or sacked by the people. Enough is enough, people want their day-to-day issues solved and not to know about which monkey jumps to which mango tree !!

    Amaris Thursday, 26 April 2018 01:53 PM

    This mans resignation has no impact....he is too old to be in politics now

    Aliya Thursday, 26 April 2018 02:00 PM

    Amaris you are wrong. He is highly respected among party members and community. He set the right example for younger generation as a senior politician.

    Sen Thursday, 26 April 2018 01:59 PM

    Joseph. M. P. a gentleman par excellence, UNP today is without a leader, it is a dying party.

    Unchikun Thursday, 26 April 2018 02:22 PM

    The UNP is dead. A new one needs to be born!!!

    Liberal One Thursday, 26 April 2018 03:48 PM

    @Unichikun support Social democratic party by Rohan pallewatte

    Nilan Thursday, 26 April 2018 02:11 PM

    Appointing RK will be the final nail in the coffin for the UNP.

    Sunil Thursday, 26 April 2018 02:21 PM

    Here is a gentleman with a conscience, even though the UNP and its leader has none. The ultimate fall of the UNP and the destruction of the nation is close at hand.

    janaranga Thursday, 26 April 2018 02:47 PM

    Mr. Joseph your actually Correct.

    Dhammika Thursday, 26 April 2018 02:59 PM

    A younger more energetic leader like SAJITH , HARIN , CHAMPIKA must take the leadership of this sinking ship called the U.N.P.

    Hesh Thursday, 26 April 2018 03:49 PM

    Champika comes from a rural school. So naturally in place in the higher positions of UNP

    Nilame Thursday, 26 April 2018 03:21 PM

    He has taken the right decision. being as a main culprit on bond scam, RK should have not been appointed for this post.

    KOLA KOTIYA Thursday, 26 April 2018 03:40 PM


    Dilshan Thursday, 26 April 2018 03:50 PM

    This is the kind of politicians we need for this Country. Who believes in standing up against corruption and corrupt individuals. Honestly, UNP I doubt has any chance of winning any Election if they continue to put in high command corrupt people like RK. Its time the UNP understood that the voters in Sri Lanka are not fools and cannot be fooled like this.Very Sad but I honour the Minister for showing that he will not support corrupt people in the party.

    Joseph Thursday, 26 April 2018 04:01 PM

    He could not enter the Parliament because he has been rejected by the people. Further he is resigning only from the working committee not from the party

    CNJ Thursday, 26 April 2018 04:16 PM

    At least there is one in the spineless Working Committee that thinks straight and has a back bone.

    Charles Thursday, 26 April 2018 04:34 PM

    Joseph Michael Perera is the only one who has the backbone to oppose the appointment

    karthik Thursday, 26 April 2018 04:56 PM

    It is hightime for the other senior politicians to follow this gentleman.

    s.shiha Thursday, 26 April 2018 05:32 PM

    Now you do not have to make a living......... Mr. Bean is the reason for all of them

    Cassem Thursday, 26 April 2018 06:48 PM

    I don't know! I don't know.....

    Ishan Thursday, 26 April 2018 06:48 PM

    Joseph is correct, RK cannot be a future leader in any party. Assistant leader should go to Navin Dissanayake.

    charlie Thursday, 26 April 2018 06:59 PM

    If he feels its difficult to work with a party where cheats hold responsibilities,his decision is correct , but if he bit jealous of his look like some popularity in north Colombo area then then not nice

    GH Thursday, 26 April 2018 11:26 PM

    Sir Joseph, you have taken a right decision. Well done.

    Ben Thursday, 26 April 2018 11:31 PM

    Rathnavali Theater is no more so he becomes jobless

    King kakille Friday, 27 April 2018 12:27 PM

    " white elephant" is running without crowd. Hall manager redesigned.

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