UNP against move

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By Kelum Bandara


The UNP says it will oppose the government stand to continue with the executive presidency and will formally respond to the reforms proposals after the working committee meeting on Wednesday.

UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe had a discussion with the party stalwarts today. UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake and MPs Lakshman Kiriella, Kabir Hashim, Mangala Samaraweera and Mr. Attanayake attended this meeting.

Attanayake told the Daily Mirror that the joint meeting of the parliamentary group and the working committee would be conducted on Wednesday at the party headquarters ‘Sirikotha’.

“There is no clarity on the five member committee which is to replace the Constitutional Council. It appears for us that this committee does not have enough teeth in making decisions. We doubt whether the government is trying to hoodwink us,” he said.
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  • steve Monday, 30 August 2010 03:02 PM

    Do the public know what these amendments are?
    Could anyone provide me a link to the proposed constitutional amendments?

    Deepal Monday, 30 August 2010 03:35 PM

    What UNP?

    demon Monday, 30 August 2010 03:46 PM

    well said !

    demon Monday, 30 August 2010 03:47 PM

    try something else...

    citizen1 Monday, 30 August 2010 04:06 PM

    This is another comedy. UNP you are too late, your objections are a mere formality...

    Mervin de Silva Monday, 30 August 2010 06:11 PM

    The UNP still has a role to play! These constitutional amendments don't augur well for the country.

    IND Monday, 30 August 2010 10:24 AM

    Nothing new ! We knew that UNP will oppose for anything taken up by government. But not sure, how many UNPers !!!

    lankaman Monday, 30 August 2010 10:49 AM

    Today we have a good opposition. But what we lack is a good opposition leader who can rise to the challenge and lead the opposition to victory. Karu Jayasuriya seems to be the only possible candidate. Ravi K is nothing more than a shameless joker. Giving him UNP leadership is treacherous. I once looked upto Sajith, but he has shown his obsession with only Hambanthota district. Lets hope the current situation will rally all opposition parties to rally beyond minor issues to achieve 2 things. To stop this mad dictatorial rule from entrenching itself in seats of power forever and secondly getting our national hero SF released and restored to the glory he richly deserves

    Serenity Monday, 30 August 2010 10:53 AM

    Mangala Samaraweera - A UNP Stalwart? LOL! Wonder for how long!

    athula Monday, 30 August 2010 11:14 AM

    govt doesnt need your support. You people better concentrate on party reforms


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