Commotion at Beruwala UNP meeting

4 February 2012 03:36 am - 16     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Pandemonium reigned at the United National Party (UNP) Beruwala Balamandala meeting yesterday when several people staged a demonstration against party leader Ranil Wickremesinghe and tried to stop him from entering the venue.
 
Those who had gathered there had marched towards Galle Road from the Beruwala Bo Tree shouting slogans against Mr. Wickremesinghe. The police intervened to help him and General Secretary Tissa Attanayake reach the venue. Stones were also thrown at the leaders.
 
Mr. Wickremesinghe had then accepted the contributions made by some Muslim businessmen for the Sirikotha reconstruction fund.
 
Some eye witnesses said the protesters prevented him from speaking by asking him question after question. 
 
Mr. Wickremesinghe accused some UNP members for the commotion. He said the party would be compelled to collect funds from its members as done by President J.R. Jayewardene by way of a membership fee of one rupee for the construction of Sirikotha.
 
Meanwhile Mr. Attanayake said an unsuccessful attempt was made by some interested people to disrupt party activities. He said those who staged the protest yesterday were seen attacking the party headquarters in December after the election of officials. He said disciplinary action would be taken against those who were involved in yesterday’s attack as well. (Sunil Siriwardene and Yohan Perera)
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  • a.deen.bahrain Sunday, 05 February 2012 12:42 PM

    rainl is over ,,,,,,,,,,,,expead too

    Shami Saturday, 04 February 2012 03:41 AM

    Well done team at Beruwala! Keep it up.. Ranil should never be allowed to get on ANY stage... The loser needs to get the message.. He is destroying our party and playing into the handsof MR

    raj Saturday, 04 February 2012 03:53 AM

    Ranil's inaction within party and within country has brought up this situation. If Ranil had taken actions at the beginning, today there would not have been any internal fighting.

    ISMAIL Saturday, 04 February 2012 03:47 AM

    TISSA THE WHOLE COUNTRY REAL UNPERS WANT YOU AND RANIL TO BE OUT >>>>>>>>>JUST GET OUT WELL DONE BERUWELA

    citizen1 Saturday, 04 February 2012 04:13 AM

    Shame on those who are unable to communicate in a civilized fashion. I'm not a great fan of Mr. Wickamasinhe but his subordinates are totally unruly and not worthy of votes

    Fayad Saturday, 04 February 2012 04:50 AM

    Any way shame on you to hang on to the party leadership in spite of your unpopularity & unsuccessful at elections..

    Haffie Saturday, 04 February 2012 05:00 AM

    Ranil surely deserves this.

    jan Saturday, 04 February 2012 05:30 AM

    A marginalized UNP opposition, humiliating election defeat's, division & indiscipline within party, inability to stay in power after being duly elected during the CBK regime, poor strategy having a trishaw driver elected as mayor of Colombo. - wow Ranil, what a performance.

    # senanayaka Saturday, 04 February 2012 05:49 AM

    Call me for the next demonstration. I want to trow few more stones at these jokers call leaders of the party. well done people from Beruwala. thumbs up!

    bandara Saturday, 04 February 2012 09:26 PM

    this stones must be stopped. Wt are we trying to achieve by hailing stones and destroying HQ?

    OPPOSE DEMOCRATICALLY. don't forget sajith and karu did loose the leadership battle. hence now work together so that they can all first re-build the UNP.

    Denzil Saturday, 04 February 2012 06:29 AM

    Ranil has always misjudged and underestimated his rivals, first by his childhood playmate Chandrika who pulled the rug from under his feet to dethrone him and now MR who wants him to hang on to the UNP leadership to ensure a weak opposition. After all who would MR want as the opposition leader other than one who has the best record on losing elections?

    Patta Pal Saturday, 04 February 2012 06:23 AM

    Thugs who throw stones should form no part of the UNP. Hope their identities can be taken and banned from ever getting UNP membership. There has to be some discipline and it is time RW exerted his responsibility.

    Those who claim to be UNP should never speak against their leader in public!

    loop Saturday, 04 February 2012 07:01 AM

    Ranil kis a great leader and all these are cheap political gainers ugly work...
    we will see a strong man coming with ansers at right time !

    sumudu Sunday, 05 February 2012 01:29 AM

    Well done and don't let him to speak at any gathering

    RAJAN Sunday, 05 February 2012 03:20 AM

    it is time for sajith to act. if he feels masses are with him and not with Ranil,, to float a new party with new vision..LALITH AND GAMINI DID WHEN H.E.PREMADASA SIDELINED THEM. FIRST OF ALL SAJITH MUST HAVE GOOD ADVISERS. NOW WHAT IS HAPPENING IS WRECKING THE PARTY. WHEN THE LEADERSHIP FIGHT ENDS, THERE WILL BE NO MASSES AND NO UNP VOTERS. VOTERS ARE TIRED NOW OF UNP INFIGHTING. RANIL, IF YOU ARE A TRUE LEADER, BUILD THE MASSES AND NOT SRI KOTHA. WHEN MASSES ARE WITH YOU BUILDING SRIKOTHA IS SIMPLE. YOU ARE ON THE WRONG TRACK.

    Labby Sunday, 05 February 2012 05:18 AM

    This shows the desperation of Sajith Premadasa. He knows there is no other way he could put down the party leader.


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