United National Party (UNP) reformists said now that the local council elections were over they would resume their struggle to revamp the party. UNP reformist and parliamentarian Ranjith Madduma Bandara said they had put off their struggle for party reforms until the elections were over because they wanted to avoid the party being embarrassed or placed in a difficult situation.
When asked about the setbacks faced by the UNP, which apart from the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) failed to win any other council especially the Kandy Municipal Council (KMC) which was lost after 58 years, Mr. Bandara said everyone was aware as to who should be held responsible for these defeats. Mr. Bandara said the future course of action would be decided by the party reformists soon.
The reformists came out strongly against the party leadership prior to the election and on the day of the party’s last working committee meeting, they launched a street protest calling for the resignation of party leader Ranil Wickremesinghe. (Yohan Perera)
Please put the effort in building all of your electorate. Ranil, with all the internal as well external pressure, was able to win Colombo, his electorate. Hambantota, UNP got only 27% of the vote.. You all are destroying the party. Rally around the leader, covert all your effort to bring back the party to power...Internal power struggle would destroy the party. And I guess, its high time for the UNP , to take disciplinary action even if it has to sack some high profile members.
mangala jayakody, US Tuesday, 11 October 2011 04:07 AM
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