I have the power to steer party: Ranil

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Opposition UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe today claimed that by virtue of the party’s Constitution he had full powers to give orders and take decisions to ensure strict discipline in the party.
 
However he said anyone in the party had the democratic right to advise him under the party constitution.
 
Addressing UNP representatives of the Kandy district local authorities he said he was planning to form a national federation of Provincial Council Members and Pradeshiya Sabha Members to represent the party.
 
“Today the rule of law has collapsed. Personalities in the ruling party and students are not equal before the law of this country. The UNP will mobilise the masses under its leadership to fight against this injustice. All public representatives of the party should give leadership to the campaign first. I will not need any others. They must give leadership to fight the oppression,” he said.
 
UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake, Parliamentarians Ravi Karunanayake, Dr. Jayalath Jayawardene, A.H.A. Haleem, Kandy Municipal Council Opposition Leader Neranjan Wijeratne, Provincial Council members Chitra Shrimathi Mantilleka, Padma Lal De Alwis, Chanaka Eilapperuma and several local politicians attended the meeting. (J.A.L.Jayasinghe)


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  • upul Monday, 30 January 2012 07:32 AM

    Keep your power and Go Home Pls.

    There are others who can make UNP a winning party

    Almighty Monday, 30 January 2012 07:51 AM

    ha........ ha... ha....

    Appuhamy Monday, 30 January 2012 08:01 AM

    Under his steering leadership, the UNP ship is going in circles - with several crew members abandoning the ship.

    Freelanced Monday, 30 January 2012 09:31 AM

    Finally, some power for him after winning an election !

    Josh Sunday, 29 January 2012 09:18 PM

    yeah right....

    sumanabadra Tuesday, 31 January 2012 05:18 AM

    Can you let alone steer a go cart?

    Sena Sunday, 29 January 2012 10:17 PM

    Power to make rules, give orders and make decisions do not alone produce an effective and democratic leadership. Rules, orders and decisions have to enjoy respect and general acceptance at all levels of the party (organisational) hierarchy without contributing to aggravate the already existing scenario of conflict and dissension. The party goals will only be achieved if and when such congenial circumstances are brought to existence by the collective leadership of the party.

    Nodrog Monday, 30 January 2012 01:26 AM

    But do you have the capability or ability?

    Hoodwink Monday, 30 January 2012 02:39 AM

    You are capable of steering only your Working committee not even your own rank and file

    Zooro Monday, 30 January 2012 02:56 AM

    To drop from 4.6 million something to 2.3 million something supporters speaks for itself about the quality of your leadership.

    Nicky Karunarathna Monday, 30 January 2012 03:02 AM

    Power corrupt and absolute power corrupt absolutely! This guy is like a bull in the china shop. so if the guy wants to steer the Party - it should be start from the top. Hence, he must tell the truth to his Party men, that he failed and failed misarably and steer the Party to posterity sacking himself. Otherwise, where to begin the so-called sterring the Party?

    B Fernando Monday, 30 January 2012 03:17 AM

    Your past track record does not show your capability

    hewa Monday, 30 January 2012 03:17 AM

    YES OF COURSE...... ONLY WITHIN THE PREMISES OF SIRI KOTHA!

    Aristotle Monday, 30 January 2012 03:18 AM

    Sorry, you may have all the powers in the party but the common man has rejected you. You have no future in politics other that join you most powerful backer. You are a disgrace to mankind.

    UNPer Monday, 30 January 2012 03:31 AM

    Well said Sena. Ranil has just woken up, its too late just leave

    T. Sugathadasa Monday, 30 January 2012 03:45 AM

    Ranil says he has the power to steer the party. The question is whether he has the capability to steer the party clear of unending defeats.

    Amila.G Monday, 30 January 2012 03:53 AM

    You have All the self proclaimed powers, But no power to win ELECTIONS.

    Raj Monday, 30 January 2012 04:07 AM

    But to who'sbenefit will he use it ?

    Nodrog Monday, 30 January 2012 04:22 AM

    so says a man drunk with power bestowed upon him by a coterie of 'yes-men' appointed by him to the working//electing committee. You may have the power to steer but the gears are in reverse.

    UNP Blood Monday, 30 January 2012 04:56 AM

    power for what ? defeating years and years and keep the party unuseful for the country? Suba Consitution.

    Surain Monday, 30 January 2012 05:26 AM

    You have become an other joker in our day today life with what you are uttering

    buffaloa citizen Monday, 30 January 2012 05:38 AM

    Your skin is the best for making long lasting shoes, even stronger than buffaloa skin.

    Nodrog Monday, 30 January 2012 07:08 AM

    For once I agree with you!

    Fayad Monday, 30 January 2012 07:07 AM

    All this time what were you doing with the powers Mr.Ranil ???

    acs hameed Monday, 30 January 2012 07:12 AM

    please go home you will be our oppasition leader for ever biyagama

    H.A.Azeez Monday, 30 January 2012 07:22 AM

    Yes, you have all the powers in the constitution which was created by you! But, think about the poor UNPers and please get out out of the leadership because people have no faith in your leadership and you are an unmarketable leader.
    _ A strong UNPer

    Rahmathullah Monday, 30 January 2012 07:25 AM

    What is there to boast about your power after series of electoral defeats and mass defections of UNPers to the ruling party?


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