UNP grassroots members want leadership change: Mayantha

24 May 2018 09:01 am - 24     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Grassroots members of the United National Party (UNP) want a leadership change in the party but it couldn’t be done instantly, MP Mayantha Dissanayake said yesterday.

The UNP MP told journalists that grassroots level members have informed them that the recent restructure of the party had not met their expectations as they expected a leadership change.

“Most of the grassroots members say the recent restructure of the party had not met their expectations as they wanted a leadership change. However, it cannot be done instantly. I also feel that the party should be restructured effectively so that it could be successful at the Provincial Council Elections,” Mr Dissanayake said.

However, he said expectations of party men, who had undergone much suffering for 20 years, should be met sooner or later.

Asked whether there was any move by UNP backbenchers to function as independent members in Parliament if no effective changes were made in the party, Mr Dissanayake said his position was that effective changes in the party should take place. (Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 24

  • yahiya Thursday, 24 May 2018 10:54 AM

    Yes. Young generation must voice for party reforms.

    Word is Word - Colombo boys Thursday, 24 May 2018 12:17 PM

    Come boys, the young Lions in the UNP. Get out and organize a protest against Ranil in front of the Fort Railway Station, we in thousands will support you, honestly..

    Politikka Friday, 25 May 2018 08:47 AM

    Otherwise he can always worship Rajapaksas!!!

    Shantha Thursday, 24 May 2018 10:58 AM

    You better change the captain quickly or you've just dropped the world cup mate!

    Dr. M.K. Ananda Wimaladasa Thursday, 24 May 2018 12:19 PM

    Not only poor performance, Captain supports robbers and looters and spoilt his good name. Well, Mr. Ranil, pls. get out before the people throw you out to the ditch.

    Tissa Thursday, 24 May 2018 11:01 AM

    Mr. Ranil Wicremasinghe must handover the leadership to Sajith and support the Party to win in 2020.

    P.M.T. Jeevan Karunapala Thursday, 24 May 2018 12:10 PM

    If RW wants to prove himself as a Gentleman, he should do that, other-wise, very soon people will get in to the streets and chase him.

    Ceylon Silva Thursday, 24 May 2018 12:12 PM

    If Sajith becomes the Leader of UNP, the entire nation will support UNP, if Ranil contest he will not get even 10,000 votes in Colombo.

    Yehiya Friday, 25 May 2018 09:23 AM

    Not limit to leadership. Two deputy also need to changes. They also not done the job.

    Saradiel Thursday, 24 May 2018 11:02 AM

    All our leaders want to be in power as long as possible. They don't care about the country as long as they can hold on some power. MR and RW are the same. Even MS who said will not contest again at the very beginning has changed his mind and wants to contest next election. RW will never step down unless you guys are ready to kick him out along with his buddies.

    Raja Thursday, 24 May 2018 11:03 AM

    More than the UNPers it's the Rajapakses who love Ranil. They want him to contest the next also.

    Bannis Mama Thursday, 24 May 2018 12:01 PM

    You are 200% correct. MR's people like Ranil for two reasons. One he is protecting MR's thieves and if he is going to contest the next Presidential elections, MR will have a land side victory without any doubt.

    Jal Perera Thursday, 24 May 2018 12:04 PM

    Hereafter either Ranil or My3 will never win an election as both of them are liars and cheaters, the entire nation will support MR though he is a looter.

    S Fernando Thursday, 24 May 2018 11:05 AM

    But the elite higher ups want to continue with Ranil. The elites fund this party not bayyas in the villages.

    Hari Mani Thursday, 24 May 2018 11:05 AM

    Ranil is taking everyone for a ride as he has always done. If UNPers stupid enough to fall into his game, then they only have themselves to blame.

    Ceylon Thursday, 24 May 2018 12:53 PM

    Now ranil is cheating unpiers.disgusting.

    Manel Thursday, 24 May 2018 11:16 AM

    We don't have to wait for long. Consequences of not listening to the youth of the party can be seen at the coming elections.

    Ceylon Thursday, 24 May 2018 11:59 AM

    All right minded unpiers want it.because ranil failed.he must step down to save the unp from next great loss.from last lg election unp decreased to 30%.

    Prem Thursday, 24 May 2018 12:14 PM

    You'll not be presented it in a silver tray.

    Labby Thursday, 24 May 2018 12:20 PM


    FOSSILS RETIRE WITH GRACE Thursday, 24 May 2018 12:31 PM

    The country will progress only if the electorate is wise to reject MR RW and MS. The latest is Italy to have a young PM as the conditions in the world are different

    Ash Thursday, 24 May 2018 04:49 PM

    Rightly said

    Citizen Perera Thursday, 24 May 2018 04:44 PM

    The UNP is in dire need to change the leadership....if not consequences will be disastrous,

    td Friday, 25 May 2018 05:46 AM

    If you were capable and smart politico should be able to convince to voters the value of current UNP leadership. It is quite clear at this point that you have taken the job (blame the leader to cover-up your inability) what your brother was keep doing until he was chosen to be the national organizer of the party. Please stop blame game and work with other people and learn from them.OOO Maann, These kids never grow up! That’s for sure

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