I am ready, says Karu

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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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  • Arjuna Thursday, 28 July 2011 02:31 PM

    Hik! Hik!

    Worried Thursday, 28 July 2011 02:31 PM

    I'm Ready are you Ready...? over to you Mr. Ranil

    Konde Bendapucheenaa Thursday, 28 July 2011 02:42 PM

    Ammapa,Tikak wela yai Ranil Lokka innakan

    Tilan Thursday, 28 July 2011 02:47 PM

    Thank you for taking the party forward by joining the government sometime back with many UNP MPs. Can you get those MPs back (At least your son-in-law)? If yes, then people will accept you as the leader.

    Raj Thursday, 28 July 2011 03:03 PM

    Leader who cannot muster his own family, is to muster the nation towards UNP !!! Good going UNP

    buwa Thursday, 28 July 2011 03:03 PM

    You are ready but I am not
    Ranil Wickramasinghe

    Manjula Thursday, 28 July 2011 03:01 PM

    Karu we are happy,Your support to sajith premadsa is appriciated.

    J,D, Thursday, 28 July 2011 03:01 PM

    Good luck..... hope for a change...

    Bumba Thursday, 28 July 2011 03:05 PM

    Where is Rail and his national organizer?

    Janaka Ranchagoda Thursday, 28 July 2011 03:05 PM

    The problem with the UNP is not just the leadership but the Philosophy of the party. The party has no Principles to unite itself, no Leader to look-up to, no Policies for the future of the Nation & finally it has no idea of what ordinary people think. Such Party with any Leader will stay in the wilderness for a long time to come.

    amused Friday, 29 July 2011 04:35 AM

    Wish to see things happen for good of the people.

    ind Friday, 29 July 2011 04:51 AM

    But Ranil is not ready !!!

    srinath.gunaratne Thursday, 28 July 2011 04:58 PM

    I think Karu has the right nationalistic and democratic mind set we need as an alternative. This is a winning combination. Good luck

    KIRI PUTHA Thursday, 28 July 2011 05:03 PM

    ok. still we r not ready. we will look forward your way. after that the engagement. let us see......

    Nishantha Thursday, 28 July 2011 05:26 PM

    Excellent point. well said.

    Nishantha Thursday, 28 July 2011 05:27 PM

    Well said.

    Lanka Thursday, 28 July 2011 06:17 PM

    Karu : I'm Ready to be the leader !

    Ranil :In your dream !!!!

    MW Thursday, 28 July 2011 06:26 PM

    MR innakan !

    Nagaragiri Kiththi Thursday, 28 July 2011 06:36 PM

    Stupid comment,One Family does not mean one party.Grow up Raj.

    Nagaragiri Kiththi Thursday, 28 July 2011 06:38 PM

    Stupid comment.

    MANOJ Thursday, 28 July 2011 06:43 PM

    Yes a leader can decide fate of any entity. A leader can make or break it. we need a leader with a clear vision and good political personalty. may be Karu can fulfill. things will start turn around when the vision is changed. we as UNP supporters can adress mirco level issues when macro level issue which is leadership matter is sorted out.God bless UNP

    krishna Thursday, 28 July 2011 06:56 PM

    Dear Karu,your are not the real person to the U.N.P leadership at this moment but the very correct name at this moment is Genaral Sarath Fonseka.Sajith is doing some thing sake of some ones.

    Jeena Madam Friday, 29 July 2011 01:41 PM

    Karu Mahattaya, You are ready. So am I.

    MANOJ Thursday, 28 July 2011 08:24 PM

    Dear krishna SF is in jail and he will not be released by MR can we think realistic option. We can take SF out if UNP becomes strong in the political areana

    Ranjith BG Friday, 29 July 2011 06:51 AM

    If Ranil stay like this his name will go to Guinness world record book as longest opposition leader in the world.

    kumari Friday, 29 July 2011 08:01 AM

    Inguru deela miris ganna yanne.

    Hemantha Pandula Friday, 29 July 2011 02:19 AM

    Think all are leaders in your party & unite.Sri Lanka needs
    strong opposition to challange International threats.

    user Friday, 29 July 2011 02:18 AM

    DO NOT BELIVE THIS MAN..... he betrayed the party once by leading the biggest ever defection. He is going to do a number this time too............................

    Roshan M Friday, 29 July 2011 09:11 AM

    Karu should takeout the MPs who already jointed 2 UPFA from UNP..then try 4 leadership is suitable. Any way Sajith is a becoming leader for UNP and next Presidency of Sri Lanka.

    sumith Friday, 29 July 2011 03:07 AM

    this is the best news for sri lankan after killing prabhakaran....
    all the best sri lanka and UNP...

    Ramesh Friday, 29 July 2011 03:37 AM

    mr.karu,is it practical? any how all the Best......................................


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