Speaker willing to be mediator in binding UNPers together

20 January 2020 09:01 am - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Speaker Karu Jayasuriya had informed the UNF leaders that he is willing to be the catalyst of binding all UNPers together.

A statement from the Speaker’s office said Mr Jayasuriya informed this to Leader of Opposition Sajith Premadasa, UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe and other leaders of the UNP when they met him over the weekend.

Daily Mirror reliably learns that UNF leaders met the Speaker from time to time during the evening. Mr Premadasa had met the Speaker on Saturday. Mr Wickremesinghe had met him last Friday.

“No one should be like single pieces of firewood which could be broken easily but should get into one bunch. I am prepared to become the means which binds all pieces of firewood together,” he had told the UNF leaders, the statement said.

Mr Premadasa told UNPers in Biyagama later on Saturday evening that he does not intend to divide the UNP though he would lead a new alliance at the next General Elections. (Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 6

  • Samson Monday, 20 January 2020 12:59 PM

    nothing to mediate once you get rid of the leader.

    UNPer Monday, 20 January 2020 01:54 PM

    Simple - Discipline paramount , no grabbing anything or any post by force. Sajith clan should backoff!

    Anthony. R Monday, 20 January 2020 03:03 PM

    Yes Karu is capable to take UNP members and cross over. He did once can do it again

    hans perlee Monday, 20 January 2020 04:17 PM

    Not the job of the Speaker.

    Bhagawaan Monday, 20 January 2020 05:34 PM

    I think its too late, the damage is done RW did it to keep MR

    Sam Monday, 20 January 2020 06:00 PM

    This old bugger will mediate with the Devil if he can.

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