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By Jamila Najmuddin

UNP MP Dayasiri Jayasekara warned that more UNP Parliamentarians will join the 25 UNP members who have threatened to sit independently in parliament if UNP Leader Ranil Wickramasingha does not address the leadership crisis soon.

Speaking to Daily Mirror online, Jayasekara said that the number of MPs willing to sit independently in parliament had already increased to more than 25 and the figure would keep increasing.

“If the Leader continues to be more stubborn, more MPs will join us. As a party we cannot continue like this. The MPs are heartbroken and depressed,” MP Jayasekara said.

Reacting to the UNP Leader’s statement that none of the 25 MPs had conveyed to him or the Speaker the decision to sit independently in Parliament, Jayasekara said that it was for this reason that a meeting had been sought.

“How can we convey any decision to him if he is not willing to meet us? Just recently he met President Mahinda Rajapakse without even informing the party Deputy Leader or the Secretary. He made a decision within a few hours to meet the President. However he cannot give his own MPs even five minutes of his time,” Jayasekara said.

Chaos and fear has also broken out within the UNP after the latest cross over of six UNP MPs to the government recently. Prominent party members have urged for a revamp in order to prevent more members from crossing over.

According to Jayasekara, the only aim to call for reforms in the party is to ensure the stability of the UNP and prevent more members from crossing over to the government. (Daily Mirror online)

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  • Nishantha Rajapakse Monday, 13 September 2010 10:15 AM

    need a great leader like Dayasiri for the UNP if not Sajith... then definately Dayasiri... both of them have the mouth

    sltk200404 Monday, 13 September 2010 10:19 AM

    Fools. All these guys should have gone and voted in support for the 18th amendment. At least they could get some benefits - who cares about principles, country or the people these days...

    far thinker Monday, 13 September 2010 10:31 AM

    Long Live Democracy.........

    Shay de King Monday, 13 September 2010 08:03 PM

    Good move Dayasiri! I hope you'll stick to your word and do this by next week ... This is what the other 'reformists' should have done, without crossing over to the government ... If you've got a problem with the party and the leader, how can you solve it by crossing to another party: they say 'it's for the betterment of the UNP?

    Ibnu Batuta Monday, 13 September 2010 10:35 AM

    No point in closing the flood gate after much water has passed through.

    Cynic Monday, 13 September 2010 10:59 AM

    This is the only language Ranil will understand.

    suwimal Tuesday, 14 September 2010 07:08 AM

    SWRD saw that in 1954. He said "the United National Party which is neither United nor national"

    ruwani fernando Monday, 13 September 2010 11:10 AM

    serves Ranil just right. ThIS is what he deserves for ruining the UNP

    Tm Abay Monday, 13 September 2010 11:26 AM

    I'll be happy to see that

    acord Tuesday, 14 September 2010 07:30 AM

    its not for bettement..they have to save money for themself in near future cos we r heading to another somalia..guys be ready,,colombo municipal will go to GR

    Tm Abay Monday, 13 September 2010 11:29 AM

    Watch out guys, the govt. media will now start canvasing for Ranil

    Rasika036 Monday, 13 September 2010 11:29 AM

    If this happens, Mahinda will be fully independant with about 200 MPs with PA

    Nihal Monday, 13 September 2010 11:36 AM

    You people are fortune seekers not politicians join the govt.
    so one will be appointed as the minister for mad dogs. Have principals and live by them.

    laly wije Monday, 13 September 2010 01:09 PM

    More and better things could be done to oust him from the leadership. This is the limit. lalith Wije

    Gayan Samarasekara Monday, 13 September 2010 02:09 PM

    Mouth?????????

    jim jam Monday, 13 September 2010 03:03 PM

    Ranil will be the last one left in the UNP

    Neomal Monday, 13 September 2010 09:24 AM

    Good start. Does this mean Ranil is going to alone. If so, he can join the govt.

    rasika Monday, 13 September 2010 09:25 AM

    I am sure that RW will join the Government soon

    senarath Monday, 13 September 2010 09:37 AM

    Ranil please join the Govt. Great help for UNPers

    Fairose Monday, 13 September 2010 09:47 AM

    Go ahead - Dayasiri. More will join.

    Tom Monday, 13 September 2010 09:50 AM

    And the name will be DUNP - Divided United National Party!

    Rajitha Monday, 13 September 2010 09:54 AM

    The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
    Theodore Roosevelt

    Rajitha Monday, 13 September 2010 09:56 AM

    I must follow the people. Am I not their leader?
    Benjamin Disraeli


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