UNF Parliamentary Group will meet at party headquarters Sirikotha today for a healthy discussion on the party’s future, UNP National Organiser Navin Dissanayake said yesterday.
Mr. Dissanayake told a media conference that today’s discussion would be healthy as issues pertaining to a political party including the party leader’s post and the opposition leader’s post. However, he said matters pertaining to a political party cannot be resolved overnight. “Matters pertaining to political parties usually won’t be resolved overnight. Therefore the parliamentary group will have to meet few times while there may be few more backdoor discussions,” he said.
Also, he said current leader Ranil Wickremesinghe will certainly resign from the leadership if there is such a demand from the party. However, the MP said he is not aware whether Mr. Wickremesinghe would take up an international post after giving up politics.” Mr. Wickremesinghe had not informed us about taking up any international post, but he is the most suitable Sri Lankan politician for such a post,” Mr. Dissanayake said in this regard.
Asked whether there is a move to appoint Speaker Karu Jayasuriya as the Leader, the MP responded saying there are few names proposed for the leadership and the leader of opposition post and these would be discussed.
Also, he said Former Deputy Leader of the party Sajith Premadasa will come out soon and will engage in party activities before long. “It is natural that it takes time for a person to absorb the situation after an election defeat. It was same for my mother who was the UNP’s candidate for the presidential elections in 1994 and was defeated. Therefore Mr. Premadasa will become active very soon,” he said.
Responding to reports that certain MPs would not get nominations for the next general elections from the party, he said everyone except for those who face various charges legally would get. However, some elderly MPs have already informed the party that they will not contest again. Vacancies created by these MPs would be filled with younger members,” he said. (Yohan Perera)
Comments - 5
cheers Thursday, 05 December 2019 08:30 AM
UNF/UNP has no way forward as people have clearly rejected you and you alias parties who wants to destroy the country
Manu Thursday, 05 December 2019 09:24 AM
UNP is gone for dogs, you shits. People have buried UNP never to come back any more.
Arunajith Thursday, 05 December 2019 10:59 AM
As long as Ranil and his cronies remain in the UNP,
the Party will not raise it's head again.
Janaka from Matara Thursday, 05 December 2019 11:03 AM
Sajith does not have what it takes to take the fight to Gota. UNP needs a person with a brain, backbone
KevinHarrisnyqtx@logats.it Thursday, 05 December 2019 09:06 PM
Though 51 years old , Sajith's behavior similar to immature kid,some politicians around him, may be their enhancement,but those expose to people during election campaign
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