Karu agrees to be the leader - Sajith

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By Yohan Perera

The UNP reformists had invited UNP Deputy Leader Karu Jayasuriya to takeover UNP leadership and he had agreed, UNP MP Sajith Premadasa said today.

UNP Co-Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa who heads the reformist group within the party told a news conference that they have decided to back Mr. Jayasuriya whom they had identified as a member that does not belong to any faction to bring the internal conflicts to a halt.

However no time frame was given as to when Mr. Jayasuriya would take over the leadership.

Responding to a question raised by the journalists whether Mr. Jayasuriya would be the next presidential candidate, he said question on a candidature does not arise at this moment. “We are not interested in candidatures and positions within the party now,” he said.

He made same remarks with regard to the future of party leader Ranil Wickremesinghe.

Mr. Premadasa said majority of UNP MPs including the parry seniors are backing this move. He said UNP Kurunegala District MP Dayasiri Jayasekara had also agreed to this move. Mr. Jayasekera who backed Mr. Premadasa earlier was keeping away from the reformists. Mr. Jayasekera also confirmed that he had patched up with Mr. Premadasa at a one to one meeting.

The UNP Co-Deputy leader said his party had failed to perform its duties as the main opposition. This he said is the main reason the party failed at the recent local government election. The result of this election is a perfect testimony of the UNP’s present position,” he said.

He said time had come for the party to put and end to its persisting crisis. “Time had come for us to decide whether we are going to allow the party to fade off or we rebuild it into a vibrant one,” he added. (Daily MIrror online)

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  • Nihal De Silva Sunday, 18 November 2012 01:36 PM

    RW is a spineless demented human who is ruining the UNP so please leave the leadership man

    Rupasinghe Thursday, 28 July 2011 10:00 AM

    But why Sajith says that Karu agrees to be the leader?

    Albert Thursday, 28 July 2011 10:02 AM

    The better news would be that Sajith is the new leader. Karu too is a very weak and a former pole vaulter

    singa Thursday, 28 July 2011 09:58 AM

    Ranil sir, badu tika pack karanna :(((

    upulkarupul Thursday, 28 July 2011 09:59 AM

    More disastrous to UNP since Karu Jayasooriya is not a consistent political figure.

    Concerned Thursday, 28 July 2011 10:02 AM

    That is for smooth transition of the reins later!

    karu Thursday, 28 July 2011 10:03 AM

    Just making a joke of the whole thing. Really Sad .

    Minister Thursday, 28 July 2011 10:03 AM

    Thats the ideal launching pad for the leadership that Sajith has chosen!

    Cynic Thursday, 28 July 2011 10:04 AM

    Karu and Sajith can stand on their heads and propose but RW will never leave voluntarily. He has to be chased away.

    Malla Thursday, 28 July 2011 10:06 AM

    Wow what great thinking...... Karu, Sajit and SF with Ranil as the FM would be quite attractive....

    Wara Thursday, 28 July 2011 10:13 AM

    And Ranil can be the .............

    Samba Thursday, 28 July 2011 10:15 AM

    to give seniority the chance

    Kivulegedara Thursday, 28 July 2011 10:10 AM

    Bad news but good news too.

    niresh Thursday, 28 July 2011 10:18 AM

    good decision.but be careful.ranil is a cunning Fox

    MRW Thursday, 28 July 2011 10:18 AM

    agreed to strengthen hands !?

    managala Thursday, 28 July 2011 10:19 AM

    This is the reason for sudden support RW has promised to the government....

    pissu Thursday, 28 July 2011 10:25 AM

    Sajith needs a PATHOLA leader like Karu to get done things his own way

    Deshahithaisee Thursday, 28 July 2011 10:30 AM

    Are u nuts?? Ranil will become the leader again. So sorry Sajith your effort again will be wasted

    Konde Bendapucheenaa Thursday, 28 July 2011 10:29 AM

    No Body can touch Ranil,just wait and see how he will this hurdle

    tin Thursday, 28 July 2011 10:33 AM

    Right but the million dollar question is ....Will Ranil step down???

    ind Thursday, 28 July 2011 10:45 AM

    He is good in time management. He will let it to time. That's all.

    sarath Thursday, 28 July 2011 10:45 AM

    An ideal time for a change

    Meezafdrauf Thursday, 28 July 2011 12:05 PM

    Appooo. That s all?

    Tony Thursday, 28 July 2011 12:06 PM

    Karu, in my opinion would not make a good leader, as he has no substance and credibility. Sajith should have take over the reins !!!

    KasunW Thursday, 28 July 2011 12:06 PM

    Ranil will bring Fonseka in .. then both Sajith and Karu will washed away !

    nibras Thursday, 28 July 2011 12:05 PM

    no give priority to sincerity

    Lanke Banda Thursday, 28 July 2011 12:12 PM

    What Happens to popular Ranil W ? - Shadow Leader ?????

    anton Friday, 29 July 2011 02:34 AM

    This is really a "banana republic"

    Pissu Poosa Friday, 29 July 2011 09:31 AM

    Ranil is better - Karu is spineless more than RW.

    nava Thursday, 28 July 2011 01:54 PM

    Pissu is proably a correct name for your kind of thinking.. Ridiculous...

    wiki Thursday, 28 July 2011 02:07 PM

    all unp members are didn,t do the home work.they think
    change the head master. we will win,

    Raja Thursday, 28 July 2011 02:02 PM

    And sooner the better for the party - only MR will lose out.

    Raja Thursday, 28 July 2011 02:09 PM

    Ranil popular - my foot.

    Ran my Ponil Thursday, 28 July 2011 02:14 PM

    My boy Ranil must get the message and not feel rejected...Like the many 'No'and Çannot' to his ways, it is time for this once beatiful boy to go.

    Bumba Thursday, 28 July 2011 02:21 PM

    Rail Sir, ape himkama apta dema. We need to win elections and get out of this mess.


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