Move to suspend Rosy from party derailed

17 August 2011 03:07 pm - 17     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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A move to suspend Colombo District Parliamentarian Rosy Senanayake from the party was thwarted with the intervention of Deputy Leader Karu Jayasuriya when the working committee met today. The party leadership had reportedly issued warnings to MP's Sujeewa Senasinghe and Buddhika Pathirana for misconduct.

"Today’s gathering showed the strength of the party, after a long time we were able to gather people from all walks of life against the leadership of the UNP. It is very clear that the government and the leaders of the UNP are working hand in hand with today’s peaceful procession at Sirikotha being disrupted," Sujeewa Senasinghe said. Commenting on the court order issued against the Sathyagraha, Senasinghe a lawyer himself said, "It is the first time in the history of this country that a peaceful sit down was prevented from a court order, the sudden decision to tar the road leading to Sirikotha clearly indicates the double agenda of the UNP leader," he said.

Senasinghe was livid about the report that he had been issued a warning from the leadership. “It is Ranil Wickremesinghe who needs to be disciplined, the underhand dealings with the government run back to the appointment of the speaker, the 18th amendment was passed without a word against it in the Hansard, The Leader has also met Ban Ki Moon to ask time for the government without the knowledge of the party, I have always been straight forward and spoken of all this at the parliamentary group meeting.I never had any dealings with the government unlike what is evident from the leaders actions" he said.

Speaking exclusively to the Daily Mirror on the move to suspend the party membership, Colombo District parliamentarian Rosy Senanayake stated that there was no possibility to take such a decision with the unconstitutionally constituted working committee. " Im hearing of this from the media and I’m yet to receive an official notification from the party, but what is clear is that this working committee is constituted in violation of the parties constitution adopted in April and they cannot take a decision that would bind, The two legal entities that can take decisions of the party is the working committee and the parliamentary group and when the working committee is illegally formed the parliamentary group had the legal right to take decisions, and what is clear is that the parliamentary group do not want Ranil Wickremesinghe as our leader anymore," she said.

The ongoing power struggle within the UNP took a vital turn with the reformists calling down party members to protests against the leadership, "I have always stood by the truth, and I will continue to do so. What the member of the party and the country needs is a viable opposition that can take on this government and we cannot do that with the current leadership, what we therefore need is an immediate change of the leader of the UNP," Senayake said. (Fazal Mohomed)

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  • Unchikun Wednesday, 17 August 2011 03:28 PM

    This shows how bankrupt the RW and his camp is. It trying to cling to power at all cost. All RW wants is the be the leader of the oppression and enjoy the perks. He dose not care too hoots for the average man on the street.

    DN Wednesday, 17 August 2011 03:26 PM

    The quickest & easiest way of repairing roads in your area is the organizing a Sathyagraha against the opposition leader.

    Markes Wednesday, 17 August 2011 03:35 PM

    Mr Ranil wickramasighe still littel time left for you to listen UNP ers of this country. Get together and try to win Cmc, Candy, negombo etc. Now either the Majority sinhelese or minioritis are with you.

    Ranjith. BG Wednesday, 17 August 2011 03:29 PM

    Soon UNP will be two parties, DNA also never can do anything because join dead JVP. Next time also MR's party will win.

    Ranjit Silva Wednesday, 17 August 2011 03:32 PM

    Today it has become evident that Ranil is hand in glove with the government. Atleast go home now, you have never been a leader.

    Liyanage Thursday, 18 August 2011 08:25 AM

    Yes dear we are with RW.

    lionheart Wednesday, 17 August 2011 05:38 PM

    Please Ranil, listen to the people and go home. We were not there today. But from home we hoped you would quit. You have ruined our party. You have brought a defeatist mentality. Please go and thank you for everything done. Dont become another Sanath Jayasuriya.

    Minister Wednesday, 17 August 2011 06:10 PM

    Go ahead with your action. We are with you!

    FRANNY Wednesday, 17 August 2011 06:29 PM

    With due respect to all UNP members, The truth will win over all evil and its best to purse for a while taking to account the past elections and give your party a new horizon and a new out look for take our nation in the correct and peaceful way forward for the betterment of all future generations

    jack Wednesday, 17 August 2011 07:55 PM

    ha..ha nice one man..!!!!

    The God Father Thursday, 18 August 2011 05:26 AM

    No Rosy No mersy for UNP

    Tilak Wednesday, 17 August 2011 08:47 PM

    Well done Rosy

    JIM KURU Thursday, 18 August 2011 05:43 AM

    Rosy, dont give up.fight till the end till Rw Step down

    nawala nihal Thursday, 18 August 2011 05:54 AM

    all the best rosy...

    SRIKOTHAYA Thursday, 18 August 2011 05:59 AM

    Good decision. Rosy is playing into the hand of the Capital Maharaja group. See the amount of publicity she is getting in Sirasa and MTV.

    Dinesh Thursday, 18 August 2011 02:42 AM

    But any repair work has been actually done. Is roads still closed today?

    Patriot Thursday, 18 August 2011 03:01 AM

    Good one!


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