UNP to act on Shantha

29 May 2010 06:54 am - 9     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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By Indika Sri Aravinda


The United National Party (UNP) says its disciplinary committee will meet on Monday to discuss action to be taken against UNP member Shantha Abeysekera over his alleged involvement in the attack on UNP Puttalam District MP Ranga Bandara.

UNP Deputy Leader Karu Jayasuriya, speaking to Daily Mirror online, said that the disciplinary committee will meet on Monday and review a response from Abeysekera after the party called for an explanation over his involvement in the attack, after which appropriate action will be taken.

Earlier this week Palitha Range Bandara said he was fed up with his party and had decided to boycott party events and meetings as the party had yet to take disciplinary action against Abeysekera over his involvement in the brutal assault on Bandara just prior to the General Elections.

Bandara, who sustained serious injuries in the assault and was hospitalized, says he will attend Parliament once in three months to ensure he does not lose his seat in Parliament but will not attend UNP meetings or events.

  Comments - 9

  • Saturday, 29 May 2010 06:59 AM

    Better late than never.

    Saturday, 29 May 2010 07:10 AM

    closing the stable door after the horse has bolted

    Saturday, 29 May 2010 07:34 AM

    Sack both of them from UNP. Do you need these IRCs. In future pich and choose decent educated condidates in order to make a difference from the ruling party.

    Saturday, 29 May 2010 07:57 AM

    Shame on UNP.
    I think Mr Rangebandara has been more active than most of the senior memberes ( including Ranil) during privious elections.
    It's natural that some one fells like this.

    Saturday, 29 May 2010 08:06 AM

    Mr. Wickramasinghe why do you sit on things. True Leader ,acts immediately. This shows your credibility in handling even a minor thing like this .

    Saturday, 29 May 2010 08:09 AM

    Is Shantha UNP's Mervyn?

    Saturday, 29 May 2010 10:14 AM

    Whatever action taken by UNP now on this incident, you will see both Mr Range Bandara & shantha Abeysekara would be in same stage with the HE in near future

    Saturday, 29 May 2010 10:42 AM

    Thugd and criminalls should be kicked oit from all political parties.

    Saturday, 29 May 2010 11:12 AM

    Can the UNP afford this sort of lethargy when it is in such deep trouble? And can they blame those who seek to cross over? No wonder the President visited the hospital to see Bandara!


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