The UNP today suspended Matara District MP Buddhika Patirane and Western Provincial Council Member Shiral Laktilake from the party’s membership on charges of violating the party’s constitution in their recent actions
These two members used to criticise the party leadership openly. They have been with co-deputy leader Sajith Premadasa agitating for a leadership change right from the beginning.
Issuing a statement, the UNP said that there were complaints against these two members that they did not support the party at the October 8 local government election, and instead, campaigned for independent groups in their respective areas.
The party said that General Secretary Tissa Attanayake requested these members in writing on September 28, 2009 and on October 5, 2011 to support the party after making public announcements, but they ignored it. (KB)
Comments - 8
Mahen Thursday, 13 October 2011 04:15 PM
Good, chase them out!
Man B Thursday, 13 October 2011 04:59 PM
good, finally no one will be at the party .
lal Thursday, 13 October 2011 12:54 PM
Present UNP leadership will destroy the party.Now all of us suffering and I do not think there is any way of get ride-of it.
Terrence Thursday, 13 October 2011 01:03 PM
if the party start taking actions like this, even the few that is left will have to be suspended or gone in no time,
many did not support in the past election. half of the MP's stood against the leadership recently but did not gain anything. ranil rox still prevails wonder what his secret is???
ela eluwa Thursday, 13 October 2011 02:30 PM
brilliant move by UNP....:))
Sue Thursday, 13 October 2011 02:41 PM
At least they had the courage to go against the leadership. Does the UNP think that by winning Colombo alone they have sorted out all their problems when they have lost all their other strong holds such as Kandy, N'Eliya etc.
Handipora Thursday, 13 October 2011 02:57 PM
Discipline has to start somewhere now. THere are so many others who will face this situation soon.
leed Thursday, 13 October 2011 04:09 PM
This is the beginning of end of UNP.I think even the present UNP leadership is not interested about the growth of the party.
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