Attanayake resigns from UNP Leadership Council

22 September 2014 07:13 am - 18     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


UNP General Secretary and parliamentarian Tissa Attanayake today submitted his resignation from the Party’s Leader ship Council. He had sent his letter of resignation to UNP National Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe and Leadership Council Chairman Karu Jayasuriya.

In his letter of resignation to UNP National Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe, Mr. Attanayake said he was deeply hurt by the behavior of some members in the leadership council during the past few months. 
He said in his letter that some members of the leadership council had criticized him for his stance with regard to Hambantota District parliamentarian Sajith Premadasa who is expected to be made the Deputy Leader of the Party tomorrow. 
Mr. Attanayake also accused these members of criticizing him publicly through media. Therefore, he said he could no longer sit in the leadership council. 
“The situation in the leadership council does not allow me to remain in it and I cannot continue as a member of the leadership council against my conscience,” he said.
Mr. Attanayake also thanked Leadership Council Chairman Karu Jayasuriya and said Mr. Jayasuriya had stood by his side always. Mr. Attanayake was an Ex Officio member of the leadership council in his capacity as the UNP General Secretary. 
Party sources said Leadership Council Chairman Karu Jayasuriya would meet Party National Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe prior to the Working Committee meeting to discuss the position of the Leadership Council following Mr. Attanayake’s resignation. (Yohan Perera and Lahiru Pothmulla)

  Comments - 18

  • chux Monday, 22 September 2014 10:18 AM

    good move

    Nihal Amarasekera Monday, 22 September 2014 10:20 AM

    Agree with RRohan

    Namal Monday, 22 September 2014 10:53 AM

    why not RW resigns. Let RW continues to hold leader of opposition as he can enjoy all benefits and privileges. If there is no immediate change in leadership no point of having 1000 Harins

    tony Monday, 22 September 2014 11:13 AM


    RRohan Monday, 22 September 2014 01:10 PM

    Good... What about RAVI & MANGALA KIRI ELLA.... Then there will b future.... via DM Android App

    keith Monday, 22 September 2014 01:15 PM

    he shld resign from the post of gs as well....he has every election since 2006 via DM Android App

    shanthapriya Monday, 22 September 2014 11:20 AM

    elephant trumphet

    Ranil Tuesday, 23 September 2014 03:48 AM

    Why should anyone resign?

    Ammaa Monday, 22 September 2014 11:20 AM

    Resign from GS, coz need good changes, common candidate is Harin, support him, first country then only party, do best that is resign, best under 50 team,

    abeyro Tuesday, 23 September 2014 03:49 AM

    You timed it well. Push Sajith up to be the deputy. Grand old party will be back on track.

    Arjuna Ranawana Monday, 22 September 2014 07:53 AM

    After wining of Harin

    Ranger thomas Tuesday, 23 September 2014 04:04 AM

    This is BS - the writing is on the wall for MR.

    Ranger thomas Tuesday, 23 September 2014 04:06 AM

    The three stooges.

    Dickie Bird Monday, 22 September 2014 12:02 PM

    [quote name="RRohan"]Good... What about RAVI & MANGALA KIRI ELLA.... Then there will b future.... via DM Android App[/quote]

    All of them are bankrupt politicians and must be sent to a home for the aged for the UNP'ers if they got one.

    Mala Monday, 22 September 2014 12:25 PM

    UNP should remain in the opposition until Ranil retire. Simple reason is JR Jayawardena's golabalise can not understand the foreign policy issue behind the Tamil problem in Sri Lanka.
    They are slaves of western Countries and US which antagonized India and other friendly nations.

    mount Monday, 22 September 2014 10:19 PM

    What is the different between leadership and general secretary.

    Sporty Monday, 22 September 2014 10:03 AM

    It is time for him to resign from the Secretary post in the UNP and let the efficient people bring back the UNP to former glory and win elections.

    The God Father Monday, 22 September 2014 10:06 AM

    Lets hope the tomorrow's paper head line isnt "Attanayake joins UPFA".

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