UNP expels 54 members contesting under SJB

28 July 2020 01:51 pm - 11     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The United National Party (UNP) Working Committee today decided to expel 54 members who obtained the nominations from the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) to contest the 2020 General Elections.

UNP General Secretary Akila Viraj Kariyawasam told a press conference that further 61 Local Government members would also be expelled from the party.

“We expelled these persons for seeking nominations from other parties and for not supporting the UNP during the ongoing election campaign. Some more to be expelled in the coming days,” Mr. Kariyawasam said.

He said the 61 local government members would lose their membership of the local government bodies. “We will inform the Elections Commission about our decision,” he added.

Meanwhile, he said another 200 members from local government bodies would also be removed and replaced.

"We will publish the names of those who were expelled today," he also said. (Yohan Perera)


  Comments - 11

  • BigEars Tuesday, 28 July 2020 01:59 PM

    What does mean. The guys expelled are contesting from a separate party. For the ordinary voter it has no significance.

    citizen Tuesday, 28 July 2020 02:13 PM

    Prema gone gone and gone forever!

    karu Tuesday, 28 July 2020 02:14 PM

    Do it before the people expel u.

    me Tuesday, 28 July 2020 05:11 PM

    UNP yu are so doomed.

    Kapila Senaratne Tuesday, 28 July 2020 08:22 PM

    So what ? Who cares ? Permanent dissolving of UNP on its way soon !

    Kapila Senaratne Tuesday, 28 July 2020 08:22 PM

    So what ? Who cares ? Permanent dissolving of UNP on its way soon !

    Mario Tuesday, 28 July 2020 08:41 PM

    No Action When Karu defected to Mahinda Camp with 17 Otters

    Sambo Tuesday, 28 July 2020 08:45 PM

    Why is the UNP so scared of the SJB. You know very well that you UNP guys are about to be kicked out by the public. The UNP has gone so bankrupt in finding people to represent the party that it even given nominations to a very famous moron to contest from Anuradhapura.

    Mendis Tuesday, 28 July 2020 09:33 PM

    This Akila is the biggest joker in par with Mr Ranil Bean

    Sammy Wednesday, 29 July 2020 10:25 AM

    The young and more clean

    Prof Jey R Wednesday, 29 July 2020 10:37 AM

    Good Job,. Should have done it last year when these greedy MPs took Money from ICO MY3.

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