UNP Deputy Leader Karu Jayasuriya, in response to a request by his colleague Sajith Premadasa to accept the party leadership, said today that he (Mr. Jayasuriya) was willing to accept any challenge to take the party forward if it was the fervent wish of a majority of people.
Issuing a statement, he said that a group of senior UNP members and parliamentarians met with him last morning to emphasise the need for a change in the party.
He said, “They informed me that at a time when Sri Lanka is facing grave challenges both locally and internationally, where corruption is dominating all branches of government, it is of critical importance that the main opposition emerges strong and free of division and intra-party conflict.
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