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By Indika Sri Aravinda

The UNP members who decided to support the government during the vote on the constitutional amendments this week have warned that they will not hesitate to join the government if the UNP initiates disciplinary action against them.

UNP member Earl Gunasekera, speaking to Daily Mirror online, said that the decision taken by some UNP members to support the government at the vote was part of the democracy within the party to decide on anything as individuals.

He said if the UNP is to take disciplinary actions against them then similar action should be taken against UNP deputy leader Karu Jayasuriya for joining the government during the war and later rejoining the UNP.

Gunasekera warned that he and a few other UNP members who have decided to vote with the government for the constitutional reforms will not hesitate to even join the government if the UNP attempts to take against them.

UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayaka told Daily Mirror online last week that the UNP is taking steps to remove four senior members who have decided to vote with the government for the constitutional reforms.

As a result, four of the UNP’s senior members Abdul Cader, Lakshman Seneviratne, Earl Gunasekara and Manusha Nanayakkara may be removed from the party over the next few days, he said. (Daily Mirror online)
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  • LouVi Monday, 06 September 2010 09:42 AM

    They found the switch..... now for godsake where's the plug?

    Siri Herath Monday, 06 September 2010 09:42 AM

    Why bother having a party then? 225 Independent MPs voting on a piece meal basis - Will the Parliament last a week?

    Siri Herath Monday, 06 September 2010 09:47 AM

    Yes. What about their (UNP MPs') pleas to voters during election time to help rid this monster of a President and his micky mouse govt?

    nirmal Sunday, 05 September 2010 05:03 AM

    what s the difference between voting with Govenmnt and ..joining..it..

    CN Sunday, 05 September 2010 05:06 AM

    Please remove them for god sake.. disgrace for SL politics and UNP SHOULD take this action against them to show the world that party has some rules and regulations

    kumara Sunday, 05 September 2010 05:30 AM

    MPs should support for good things and reject bad..but not everything.

    Manjula Sunday, 05 September 2010 06:02 AM

    Another example that Sri Lankan politics and society have long ways to develop... let the members vote according to the concent of the elctorate or their voters, govt or opposition.

    Labby Sunday, 05 September 2010 06:08 AM

    How dare they make threats!!
    It would be a downright shame on the part of the UNP if such members are retained in the party.

    demon Sunday, 05 September 2010 06:09 AM

    these shameless people don't have money with them...that's why they are joining the government...

    Ha Sunday, 05 September 2010 07:02 AM

    Its call democracy

    pusa Sunday, 05 September 2010 08:15 AM

    These disgraseful idotets fooling the people who voted for them.
    Implement the 1948 constitution that is the best for our country.

    The tru Lankan Sunday, 05 September 2010 08:33 AM

    They want to have the Cake & Eat it as well..... Don't they have sence?

    Ranjith Sunday, 05 September 2010 08:43 AM

    If MR also allows his MP's to vote according to their wishes, he should hold a secret vote?

    DeAmO Sunday, 05 September 2010 08:55 AM

    Kick them out!!!!

    Babanis Sunday, 05 September 2010 09:00 AM

    Earl or Lord, kick them out.

    Sri Lankan Monday, 06 September 2010 12:51 PM

    It will. Look at the US Senate.

    Geronimo Sunday, 05 September 2010 09:30 AM

    No use trying to prolong the inevitable. The UNP is finished. Soon The DNA, JVP and the TNA will disappear too!!

    ashy Monday, 06 September 2010 06:31 AM

    Sack who ever breaks party rules. don't keep them in the party 01 minute they are a disgrace to all Sri Lankan voters who voted them under UNP.

    SL Ara Monday, 06 September 2010 06:50 AM

    Does UNP have any rules & regs...????


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