All UNP members of the Central Provincial Council have been summoned to Colombo next week for a discussion to resolve the crisis with regard to the opposition leader’s post, Party General Secretary Tissa Attanayake said today.
Mr. Attanayake told the Daily Mirror that the party had officially appointed former MP Ranjith Aluvihare to the post after which Lucky Jayawardene claimed it saying he had the backing of majority members.
The UNP General Secretary said he was confident the crisis would be resolved next week.
However Mr. Aluvihare said there was no need for a discussion as he had already been appointed to the post. He said he was already using official room and other facilities at the provincial council.
“I am not going to resign and offer the post to anyone as I have been already appointed by the party,” he said.
But Mr. Jayawardene is insisting that he is more eligible to the post as he had the backing of the majority among the opposition members in the council. Already 12 members have pledged their support to him.
Comments - 8
Nishantha Sunday, 20 October 2013 08:08 AM
Correct, and after that the party can struggle to remove him for years
Nishantha Sunday, 20 October 2013 08:09 AM
Correct. then he will have agreement with the government under the table and live happily.
Perumal Saturday, 19 October 2013 07:10 AM
As I see it, if Mr. Tissa Attanayake resigns, all the rest will fall into place.
Kiris Baba Amaray Sunday, 20 October 2013 10:58 AM
National list, Tissa has no authority to appoint people for crucial positions.
Kiris Baba Amaray Sunday, 20 October 2013 11:02 AM
You are correct Mr, Perumal. I welcome your statement, Tissa should go out first with Ranil, then all the problems in the UNP will be soughted out.
Calistus Jayatilleke Saturday, 19 October 2013 09:31 AM
Pathetic situation, indeed. One wonders how a party which cannot even appoint a leader of opposition for a provincial council, can manage to elect an acceptable leder for the party itself.
aza Saturday, 19 October 2013 09:42 AM
give it to least popular man like the UNP leadership
LIAMSI Monday, 21 October 2013 04:12 PM
YES ITS TRUE TISSA FORGOT THE PEOPLE WHO HELPED HIM TO REACH THIS POSITION TODAY LUCKY J WAS ONE OF THEM WE CANT FORGET IT
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