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By Jamila Najmuddin                                                           VIDEO


Government Member of Parliament and former UNP member Navin Dissanayaka, in a live interview with Daily Mirror online, questioned the stand taken by the UNP working committee not to remove UNP leader Ranil Wickramasingha despite having the authority to do so.

Dissanayaka noted that the internal democratic structure of the party allows anybody to get up in the working committee and ask Mr. Wickramasingha to step down and questioned as to why the current working committee is not exercising that right.

“Technically if you look at the working committee, they can very well ask Mr. Wickramasingha to leave. The fact that they have not done that raises a question mark as to how far the working committee wants him to leave. There are 70 odd members in the working committee so doesn’t anyone have the backbone to get up and tell what’s happening in the party and ask Mr. Wickramasingha to step down?” Dissanayaka asked.

Dissanayaka said that as an individual he has nothing personal against the UNP leader and the only difference he had with him was where Nuwera Eliya was concerned as he felt that district was not being looked after by the UNP administration at that time.

“Secondly in 2005 when Mr. Wickramasingha lost the Presidential Election, I felt the reform process in the party should have been more genuine and I felt that where the 17 of us who left were concerned, if he had certainly made an attempt to stop us from leaving the party, that could have happened,” he said.

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  • Friday, 11 June 2010 06:28 AM

    Navin,

    Please do UNP the second favour. ( First one was when you left the party ) ----- Please mind your own business . I'm sure you are very capable of doing it. Many Thanks Sir.

    Friday, 11 June 2010 06:29 AM

    Navin crossed over purely to secure a ministry for himself and brothers! These guys will end up nowhere!

    Friday, 11 June 2010 06:34 AM

    Let me summarise what everyone has written .

    Navin - Mind your own business.

    Friday, 11 June 2010 06:56 AM

    Whom does he thinks he is to question of RW and the UNP as a whole. He is a traitor who conspired & betrayed the party and has no moral right to point fingers. Compared with his great father it is sad to note that he is a nobody.

    Friday, 11 June 2010 07:03 AM

    Why is this man bothered about the UNP which he betrayed? A disgrace to a great father.

    Friday, 11 June 2010 07:09 AM

    Having read all the comments from all the above wise men, I feel the UNP is what it has become today is because all minded their own business without putting the party or the country first.

    Friday, 11 June 2010 07:25 AM

    Gayan, the facts you recall are accurate. But while I do not have respect for Navin, his observations stand. It is true that Ranil's actions have been selfishly strategic. The last was putting forward Fonseka as presidential candidate. Please save our country from Single Party Rule. I don't know these individuals, didn't care for Papa Premadasa, but Sajith speaks statesman-like.

    Friday, 11 June 2010 07:37 AM

    U have a back bone and that is why u crossed over and got a minister post. Wonderful.

    Friday, 11 June 2010 06:12 PM

    Both you and your 'pole-vaulting' brother have absolutely no shame and are a disgrace to your father. It might be better for you to look at where you stand today.

    Friday, 11 June 2010 05:18 AM

    Whatever the stand taken by the UNP,whether right or wrong, Navin,who are you to question it? Take a good look at yourself in the mirror to see if you really have the honesty and integrity to poke your nose in UNP's affairs now!!!!!!!

    Friday, 11 June 2010 05:19 AM

    Somewhere along the line,Ranil got title by deed to the UNP,its vote base,Sirikotha,UNP pols and the working commitee.
    It is even recorded at the land registry. I cant understand all this fuss over the years as a owner/title holder to a deed can do what he pleases.

    Friday, 11 June 2010 05:21 AM

    Navin, Mind your own business. If you were keen on reforms you should have stayed back and fought the leader without being a traitor. Shame on Gamini too.

    Friday, 11 June 2010 05:36 AM

    At least he should mind his own business with his new party without worrying about the old party he left behind for personal gains. What backbone is he talking about when he himself pole vaulted like a sissy.

    Friday, 11 June 2010 05:41 AM

    Being a UNPer is a traitor.

    Friday, 11 June 2010 05:50 AM

    Navin, You don't have any Authority to speak about UNP issues.
    You are TRAITOR... Who betrayed party for portfolios, money, etc...

    Friday, 11 June 2010 05:53 AM

    Driven by jealousy. Can you please accept the fact that Ranil gave way your father, to contest presidential polls against Chandrika in 1994. Remember that Gamini was not in UNP this era, but was the leader of Democratic United National Alliance, and Ranil did this while holding the supreme leadership of the UNP. In fact, it was Ranil who saved the party always, for example he supported president Premadasa to defeat the impeachment against him created by your father and Lalith. Such a leader like Ranil is impossible to be replaced with present UNP members. Mind your own business please.

    Friday, 11 June 2010 05:58 AM

    Navin will also jump the ship before the end of the current parliament.

    Friday, 11 June 2010 06:13 AM

    Why didnt you ask that question before you left the UNP..?
    You didnt have the backbone ?

    Friday, 11 June 2010 06:21 AM

    hey navin, if you leave UNP, you don't have rights to talk about UNP, talk about SLFP.

    Friday, 11 June 2010 06:22 AM

    Navin you are a disgarace to your father and to the UNP so shut your mouth and mind your own business until you sink all the way down

    Friday, 11 June 2010 06:24 AM

    Navin, you are a TRAiTOR as far as UNPers are conserned.MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS


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