UNP Working Committee to be reorganized

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The working committee of the United National Party ( UNP) and its headquarters Sirikotha will be re-organized, the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe informed some members of the party on Saturday.

Speaking at a meeting of UNP members in Kuliyapitiya, Mr. Wickremesinghe said some members should work full time to promote the party. “The party won’t last if every member of it gets involved with the government,” he said.

Accordingly, he said a new programme will be carried out to promote the party in the village level. He said the approval of the working committee will be sought for all the new moves.

Recalling the past he said UNP founder leader created a revolution by bringing independence to the country while late Prime Minister S. W. R. D. Bandaranaike created a social revolution and finally late President J. R Jayewardene created a revolution of modernization. Recalling that President Maithripala Sirisena’s Independence Day speech where he talked of cultural children and technological children, the Prime Minister said the time had come for a fourth revolution of taking the country towards technological and competitive era.

“It is not possible for a single political party to take the country towards technological era and that’s why we decided to form a national government,” he said stressing the need for safeguarding it.

He therefore said President Sirisena will guide the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) towards achieving this common goal.

Hitting out at the Joint Opposition, he said this group had gone into the extent of dashing coconuts to sabotage the government. “At least dash one million coconuts so that the prices of coconuts would increase and the people of North Western Province could benefit from it,” he added.(Yohan Perera and Anula Weeraratne)

  Comments - 9

  • Kiris Baba Amaray Monday, 08 February 2016 09:36 AM

    Hon. PM, re-organizing the party working committee is a good move but the proper people should be selected not the garbage (henchmen) who destroyed the party.

    J Palitha Monday, 08 February 2016 09:39 AM

    Good, but give the right places for the Wise men who are well educated with vast Political experience, not to Tom

    Kadupol Jothywansa Monday, 08 February 2016 10:42 AM

    First of all give the right place (Commanding Power) to SF who will wrap up all your political opponents.

    Bubble Banda Monday, 08 February 2016 10:43 AM

    True, not to Tom boys and Harry boys who will take you for a ride.

    Desmond Jeromme Monday, 08 February 2016 10:45 AM

    Try to give a right place to Azad Sally, who took lot of trouble, lead UNP victorious.

    Horri Jimonis Monday, 08 February 2016 10:47 AM

    PM - Please remember the youngest member in the Parliament Mr. Pathirana.

    Bubble Banda Monday, 08 February 2016 10:48 AM

    Did Weerawansa had secret talks with you promising he will join UNP, prior to his passport issue.

    Bubble Banda Monday, 08 February 2016 11:13 AM

    Identify all the rotters who brought disgrace to the UNP and discard them.

    Sapu Monday, 08 February 2016 04:14 PM

    They were discarded long time ago now they are either with MR or MS

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