Karu assigned to unite party-Ranil

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UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe in a statement said today that he has assigned Deputy Leader Karu Jayasuriya to unite the party as it is the majority view of the party.

However, Mr. Wickremesighe stopped short of stating whether he would step down from the leadership or not.

A special communiqué issued by the party yesterday said Mr. Wickremesighe mentioned this when he met the central committee members of the UNP UK branch in London today.

Mr. Wickremesighe had further said Mr. Jayasuriya had informed him of his meeting with some members of the party.

Meanwhile UNP Badulla District MP Harin Fernando told a news conference that Mr. Wickremesighe would meet Mr. Jayasuriya when he returns to the country on August 4 to discuss the measures that should be taken to unite the party and convert it into a winning force.

Mr. Fernando expressed hope that Mr. Jayasuriya would play a successful role in uniting the party. “I am confident that he will bring Mr. Wickremesighe, Sajith Premadasa and others together,” he pointed out.

He said he was deeply frustrated with the divisions in the party in the recent past and all should come together in fighting the government which is the common enemy.

The UNP MP said different factions within the party should have discussed the matters together without criticizing each other publicly. “Groups within the party should not hold press conferences here and there,” he said pointing out that matters should be discussed privately first before holding a press conferences.

Mr. Fernando also pointed out that party should always make use of Mr. Wickremesighe who is knowledgeable. “Key factor is the unity within the party,” he said.

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  • Yehiya-Doha Saturday, 30 July 2011 02:26 AM

    ranil always will release foolish statement .

    Highlander Saturday, 30 July 2011 02:26 AM

    Post elections ....the horse has bolted ...don't you think ??

    Born Green Friday, 29 July 2011 10:10 AM

    Mr.Premadasa you better take over. Since Karu is the modern Judas.

    Ramesh Friday, 29 July 2011 10:11 AM

    All the best mr.karu

    madawa Saturday, 30 July 2011 03:08 AM

    well said Harien, I think we should give give the chance to people like Harien to have more resopnsibilityes in the party & he shows exelant leadership qualities in this short time. keep up the good work Harien.

    Fayad Friday, 29 July 2011 10:51 AM

    Nothing to unite every one is united for a new leadership.

    anjeewa Friday, 29 July 2011 10:58 AM

    Yes at last. Until now he sits on it.::)))

    Upul Friday, 29 July 2011 11:02 AM

    Karu should be assigned for leadership and unity will be followed then.

    karu Friday, 29 July 2011 11:03 AM

    As long as goverment is strong and majority likes it nothing can be done with the UNP.

    freehit Saturday, 30 July 2011 11:49 AM

    Thereby RW has admitted that....1. UNP has disintegrated 2. He cannot command respect of all the members.

    Bumba Friday, 29 July 2011 06:11 AM

    Is that true and when was that done.

    amal Friday, 29 July 2011 12:42 PM

    That is what premadasa also thought.

    Nimal Friday, 29 July 2011 06:15 AM

    Good move. It has been a Disunited National Party for quite a long time.

    Ranjitha Friday, 29 July 2011 06:13 AM

    Most welcome move. Let us hope for a better future for the party as well as the country.

    Hipo Friday, 29 July 2011 06:19 AM

    This settles the question as to who the leader is.

    Paul Friday, 29 July 2011 06:16 AM

    Is is very confusing yesterday UNP Media news says Karu to be the new Leader, today Ranil says he has assigned Karu to unite the Party, that means Ranil will will be the Leader as usual.

    raaani Friday, 29 July 2011 12:59 PM

    Enough is enough, Ranil and Ravi go home or join with MR.

    Fayad Friday, 29 July 2011 06:22 AM

    majority view of the party is you to resign & unite the party under a new leadership

    janaka Friday, 29 July 2011 06:24 AM

    Another Master stroke by the everlasting opposition leader!!

    Bright Future Friday, 29 July 2011 01:13 PM

    RW Pls. quit without ruinning the UNP further.God will bless you!

    Supun Friday, 29 July 2011 06:29 AM

    Good that he use his brain alteast last morment

    Francis Friday, 29 July 2011 06:30 AM

    To unite the party he should get out and leave the leadership to Mr. Karu J without just sitting and waiting

    nagasena Friday, 29 July 2011 06:26 AM

    End of the road for the leader & beginning of a new era for the party. You are the 'Mr.Clean' in our politics for ever.

    Bright Future Friday, 29 July 2011 01:23 PM

    RW pls. quit without ruining the UNP further.

    I Hussein Friday, 29 July 2011 06:30 AM

    RW is making a decision here finally.
    In between lines what he says is that he is accepting the majority view.
    UNP is going to losing its last elite leader. But good for the party which is full of informal groups.

    voter Friday, 29 July 2011 06:35 AM

    gd luck sir, bright future for unp.

    Anushka Friday, 29 July 2011 06:43 AM

    Here comes Ranil's next master plan for staying as UNP leader for life

    Ran magay Ponil Friday, 29 July 2011 01:50 PM

    When will Ranil become straight and not beat around anyone's bush!! Does he still nit get the messga that it os long over due for him to get lost from the UNP...once and for all.

    sujith Friday, 29 July 2011 06:40 AM

    100% correct

    haiyo Friday, 29 July 2011 02:34 PM

    still this greedy ranil doesn't want to step down...bulshit....

    hash Friday, 29 July 2011 07:04 AM

    Party = Country. How come?

    Wara Friday, 29 July 2011 07:00 AM

    Why future ?? Now also very bright !!

    Kan Friday, 29 July 2011 07:12 AM

    Any way, it is better late then never. I wish the party to become strong so that one day there could be only UNP rule but no coalition.

    appu Friday, 29 July 2011 07:09 AM

    Sajith Premadasa - Caught and Bowled - Ranil Wickremasinghe

    suresh Friday, 29 July 2011 07:11 AM

    What a bunch of Jokers. This is the reason for your historical lost

    Thomas Friday, 29 July 2011 03:19 PM

    ALL OLD BRIGADE LEAVE ROOM FOR YOUNG TO TAKEOVER THE PARTY.
    Right person at this stage is SAJITH, the

    Thomas Friday, 29 July 2011 03:21 PM

    Let the young Sajith takeover, and the old brigade please give way

    Trinco Friday, 29 July 2011 07:57 AM

    A statement from a great statesman.

    Sam Friday, 29 July 2011 08:01 AM

    Wonder how he can unite the party. Can he bring some of theose who left the party? That is the test for him.

    I Hussein Friday, 29 July 2011 08:09 AM

    How come? To make preparation in order to get rid of this corrupt, boasting self inflated regime.

    Cynic Friday, 29 July 2011 08:08 AM

    Beware! RW is buying time until he comes to SL to give a knockout blow to his two deputies.

    I Hussein Friday, 29 July 2011 08:11 AM

    Its not confusing Paul. He is still the leader so he making it diplomatic.Tissa didnt make a statement yet so its obvious that this is Probably a collective decesion and making a graceful exit for RW.

    piyal Friday, 29 July 2011 08:17 AM

    assigned to unite the party
    UNP is the party lead by the best
    now its in the history

    JJ Friday, 29 July 2011 08:20 AM

    Only way to unite the party is RANIL W to vanish from this party

    Vipula Silva Friday, 29 July 2011 08:21 AM

    The only way to unite the party is by kindly stepping down, Mr Wickramasinghe

    localboy Friday, 29 July 2011 08:28 AM

    reminds me of the saying karu awoth penewi tharu

    sha uk Friday, 29 July 2011 08:33 AM

    Ranil is a better leader than Karu.Karu betrayed the party . He will send all talented politicians to the Government if He get the leadership.

    Dias Friday, 29 July 2011 08:35 AM

    OH GOOD END OF UNP

    Konde Bendapucheenaa Friday, 29 July 2011 08:37 AM

    No way he is stepping down at this juncture and he will remain as a Leader as long as he live

    True Friday, 29 July 2011 05:27 PM

    It's like " Balu Valige Eda Arinna Dunna Wage", There won't be end Mr. Karu.
    You can do it until you retierd from politics...

    Ranjith Friday, 29 July 2011 09:15 AM

    UNP leadership destroyed initially with the help of LTTE then by HE.

    Tom Cruse Jr Friday, 29 July 2011 09:18 AM

    Ranil should resign that’s what we want as Die Hard UNPer’s…….GO IN GOD’S NAME.

    Tom Cruse Jr Friday, 29 July 2011 09:24 AM

    Ranil should resign that’s what we want as Die Hard UNPer’s…….GO IN GOD’S NAME.

    Athula Wijerathna Friday, 29 July 2011 09:32 AM

    Allof you think Sajith will make the party united. God we as unpers are not expecting Premadasa era again. We lost all good UNP leaders thanks to Premadasa's administration.

    kanan Friday, 29 July 2011 09:40 AM

    Karu is not suitable because he earlier joined Govt as a single don, he never succeeds in this effort, Sajith also a racial speaking leader not like his father, HE

    silva Friday, 29 July 2011 09:50 AM

    Real leaderships are destroyed by executive power. It is also dangerous as terrorism.

    gon gale goda banda Friday, 29 July 2011 09:55 AM

    well said athula...most of the people have forgotten or wasn't borne at that time...

    Ryan Friday, 29 July 2011 09:54 AM

    Sajith nominated I hussein as spokesman of the UNP


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