Claiming it is the real United National Party (UNP), the former UNP MPs who joined the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) said yesterday its Working Committee had decided to free the party from the clutches of those whom SJB alleged were involved in deals with the government.
SJB General Secretary Ranjith Madduma Bandara, Kabir Hashim and Lakshman Kiriella, who held a joint news conference yesterday confirmed that its working committee had approved a resolution to this effect.
“We are still UNPers and we have decided to unite the UNP and to free it from the clutches of those who are involved in deals with the government,” Mr. Hashim said. He said they would take action against their suspension from the UNP soon after the election.
Mr. Kiriella said SJB was formed with the approval of the UNP working committee. “Sajith Premadasa was made the Leader of SJB and Ranjith Madduma Bandara was named General Secretary with the approval of the UNP working committee,” he said.
He said five President’s Counsel would appear on behalf of the UNPers whose party membership was suspended. “We will start working from Sirikotha after the elections,” Mr. Kiriella said.
Meanwhile, Filed Marshal Sarath Fonseka said he would file action against the suspension from the UNP membership at an appropriate time. (Yohan Perera)
Comments - 10
Eujinu Saturday, 30 May 2020 02:33 PM
Learn from the inventor of SLPP and go forward with SJB,leave the UNP to have a immediate death
Buddhist Saturday, 30 May 2020 06:45 PM
Ranil, Akila, Ravi and Navin should be kick out of UNP as they are working for Mahinda Rajapakse. All of them are involved in bribery and corruption.
Buddhist Saturday, 30 May 2020 06:58 PM
Its time to kick out Ranil, Akila, Ravi and Navin who have a deal with Mahinda. They are all spent forces in UNP and are jealous of the support Sajith has received.
Dealer Saturday, 30 May 2020 08:00 PM
Only a dealer will recognise another wheeler!!!
Eddie Saturday, 30 May 2020 09:30 PM
Former President, Sirisena, also known as "Janadipathy Thatha" completely destroyed the SLFP due to his incompetency and ignorance despite the mandate given to him by people in 2015. Ranil Wickramasinghe is an undisciplined manipulator who wants to be the eternal emperor of Sri Lanka by getting rid of his party supporters. This man has the audacity to ask a mandate from people again despite his past political mishaps. This time around people must elect a governments who respect people and democracy. It is the duty of people to elect a leader who is truly committed for democratic society.
No Dealer Sunday, 31 May 2020 05:29 AM
rama Sunday, 31 May 2020 05:39 AM
Like LTTE had Karuna, UNP has Sajith Premadasa.
dara Sunday, 31 May 2020 06:12 AM
Both groups not telling anything about central bank scam ,which ultimately led downfall of UNP as well as whole country ,seems both enjoyed the plunder,
sarth sumanasinghe Sunday, 31 May 2020 08:07 AM
Ranil wickremasinghe is a cold blooded Traitor who has ruined the UNP for a lousy 26 years worst ever so called Leader UNP ever had,he will pay the penalty for this crime sooner or later an absolute Bastard of man
Yankee Dude Sunday, 31 May 2020 05:56 PM
RW is not only a political curse to the UNP but for the whole nation . Shame RW shame .
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