Ugly scene at UNP group meeting

5 February 2014 11:50 am - 18     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


An ugly scene occurred at the United National Party (UNP) parliamentary group meeting this morning following a heated argument between Party Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe and UNP Kalutara District MP Palitha Tevarapperuma.

Sources said Mr. Wickremesinghe had retorted strongly when Mr. Tevarapurma faulted him for including a certain candidate in the party’s nominations list for the provincial council elections from the Kalutara District.

According to an eye witness, Mr. Teverapperuma had moved towards Mr. Wickremesinghe in a threatening manner soon after the meeting was over but had been prevented from approaching him by MP Ranjan Ramanayake, Chief Opposition Whip John Amaratunga and Mr. Wickremesinghe’s security officers.

Daily Mirror learns that some MPs had urged that a disciplinary inquiry be held against Mr. Tevarapurma. (Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 18

  • sinhala modaya Thursday, 06 February 2014 09:49 AM

    Bottom line is since '94 UNP is in a total mess because of power hungry butchers, drug lords, private bus mafia, 3 wheel thugs & tyre pyre murderors groomed & let out to ruin this country during their in famous mis-rule, darkest history of SL between '77 - '94 with the dictatorship rule they forced down on the people with their 5/6th majority in JRJ's pocket.

    Concerned citizen Wednesday, 05 February 2014 03:24 PM

    Then he cannot be called a "LEADER" Anton. Do you mean hmmm.................??

    Loku Rajaps Thursday, 06 February 2014 10:24 AM

    Hi Anton..I would call that a Pontick Leader!!

    praveen Thursday, 06 February 2014 07:25 AM

    nelannai thibune ambaanakata

    Jagath Leanage Wednesday, 05 February 2014 04:20 PM

    Why cant Ranil step down at least now? This clearly shows he cant handle issues. So how can UNP thinks of getting votes. Sorry situ.

    Rohan Wickremsinghe Thursday, 06 February 2014 07:30 AM

    Behavior of this MP is irrational, only few weeks back he tied himself by a chain to a lorry and carried on a sathyagraya. Parliament doctor must verify his psychiatric state.

    Samitha Silva Thursday, 06 February 2014 04:26 AM

    Take strong diciplineary action . Mr. Karu Jayasuriya it's yr turn. Sack the unwanted culprits from the party.

    Vijith Wednesday, 05 February 2014 12:15 PM

    Mr Thevarapperuma?????
    He is called chandi malli in matugama area. His profession before the politics was----------------

    sarath Wednesday, 05 February 2014 12:21 PM

    they talk to unite the whole opposition to defeat MR but to see there is no unity in the United National Party. I learnt that Ravi had fallen out with LC and resigned from Nomination board. this is the beginning of the end of UNP

    nicky karunarathna Thursday, 06 February 2014 05:26 AM

    Ugliness is written all over in the faces of all UNP leadership and its followers. So one ugly incident is nothing new to them!

    Fayad Thursday, 06 February 2014 05:31 AM

    As a leader he has lost all the respect he deserve high time for him to step down

    Eddy Thursday, 06 February 2014 05:31 AM

    RW is a weak leader, this is what happens when you recruit thugs and goons as MPS. UNP started this unholy practice during JR /Premadasa era! Mervin Silva was one of them now with MR. When you sleep with DOGS you get up with fleas!(Mackkas)!

    ANTON Wednesday, 05 February 2014 01:41 PM


    mithra Thursday, 06 February 2014 06:01 AM

    Thewa well done!

    mohamed asfar Thursday, 06 February 2014 09:23 AM

    these people are going to serve me ? jokers paradise.

    fernando Thursday, 06 February 2014 02:19 AM

    there is no unity in all Parties, that is our politics.they are always fighting and fighting, they never thought about suffering People of our country.

    ind Thursday, 06 February 2014 09:28 AM

    Then nobody left behind for Ranil !

    fernando Thursday, 06 February 2014 02:22 AM

    this is Jog, in all Parties are same.they always cheated our People, bad politics.

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