Disciplinary action against UNP MPs not sensible: Sajith

16 August 2012 03:50 pm - 15     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


UNP Deputy Leader Sajith Premasasa today said any moves to initiate disciplinary action against MP Dayasiri Jayasekera or anyone else would adversely affect the party as it might lose popular figures through such action.

Mr. Premadasa in statement referred to reports that disciplinary inquires were to be initiated against Mr. Jayasekera and Anurdhapura District UNP MPs P. Harrision and Chandrani Bandara.

The UNP Deputy Leader said at this moment action should be taken only against the government which had led this country towards destruction.

Mr. Premadasa said neither he nor any one else had been affected by statements made by Mr. Jayasekera at any point.

UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake commenting on the matter said he was not aware of any move to hold disciplinary inquiries against Mr. Harrison or Ms. Bandara. However, Mr. Attanayake said the report he had already submitted to the disciplinary committee led by Tilak Marapana included details of statements made by Mr. Jayasekera and how he ended up ata recent election rallies in Anuradhapura.

He said no letters had been sent to these members calling for an inquiry.

However Mr. Attanayake said procedures pertaining to disciplinary action was included in the party constitution to ensure that its members maintained good conduct. He said party’s discipline would decline in the absence of such procedures.

Meanwhile Mr. Harrison said neither he nor Ms. Bandara had received any official notification about any inquiry. (Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 15

  • alex Friday, 17 August 2012 07:09 AM

    so what kind of future do you expect to have with this Sajith as a leader. If he comes to power he will not act against the wrong doings of his own party men.
    It takes courage to take action against your own, which you don't have

    alex Friday, 17 August 2012 07:10 AM

    throwing stones at your own HQ is sensible?

    Imran Hussein Friday, 17 August 2012 08:38 AM

    You have no idea about the present UNP at all. Had it not for RW UNP would have dissolved by MR with the help of Sajith & clan by now.

    Cyclops Friday, 17 August 2012 01:55 AM

    Disciplinary action against UNP MPs for good reason is alright but not if it is out of hate and revenge. A good leader should know this.

    Kalu Sooriya Saturday, 18 August 2012 03:46 AM

    If President J R Jayawardena had taken disciplinary action against R Premadasa when he rebelled against president Jayawardena the country and the UNP would not have been in a sorry state like present.

    Real Peace Friday, 17 August 2012 10:19 AM

    Ranil W is the most clean, decent and trustworthy leader we have at present. Only he can effectively deal with lawlessness, economic disaster and national reconciliation in our country.

    CITIZEN Friday, 17 August 2012 04:16 AM

    Mr. Premadasa, why don't you be SENSIBLE first and do the Election campaign FIRST with the objective of winning them for the Party. This is not the time to raise issues and pick a bone on decisions taken by the Party. Your full concentration should be on winning the elections otherwise the voters won't have confidence in the Party. Be sensible to realise this fact FIRST.

    perera Friday, 17 August 2012 04:23 AM


    Dammika Friday, 17 August 2012 04:08 AM

    You started all these and now you are trying to show the good face. And others are in trouble. But Ranil is a LEADER and many cannot accept the truth because all say he lost many elections. If you want to be a future leader you must tell all the others we must stand together to lead the party to victory instead of dividing the party. Those loses you all are responsible too, don't blame only Ranil like kindergarten kids.

    Lanke Banda Friday, 17 August 2012 10:44 AM

    Also making deals with Separatists.

    priya Friday, 17 August 2012 04:20 AM

    According to him the sensible thing is to have a mob attack on the UNP headqarters?

    Gentleman Friday, 17 August 2012 10:57 AM

    If Ranil is not there there is no UNP today... he
    has been a a best leader and in the future too..the so called defunct and failed dissident group should let the way to Ranil and party seniors to make strong UNP which can build a prosperous country. There should be discipline in the opposition if it's want to govern the people in the future.

    Gunarathna Friday, 17 August 2012 05:19 AM

    Disciplinary actions must taken against Mr. Wickramasinghe. Day by day he is destroying this great party. He is the weakest party leader UNP ever produced. people like Joshep michel, jhon amrathunga, ravi karunanayake, wajira, sagala, mangala, akila, tissa, thilak marapana, malik samarawickrama around him can win the people's heart? Answer is no. that is why he appointed them to the working committee. Therefore Mr. Wickramasinghe can hold the power in the party.

    wickrama Friday, 17 August 2012 06:42 AM

    The country doesn't need popular idiots. We need disciplined people who can work for the people. Sajith, grow up and learn first before making statements.

    namal fernando Friday, 17 August 2012 06:53 AM

    loosing sajith will be a victory for the party ,no body likes pramadasa name any more ,,his father showed the family colors,sajith do a favor and leave the party

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