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UNP undecided on number of deputy leaders

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United National Party (UNP) seniors including Party Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe will meet on March 4 to decide on the post of deputy leader.

Daily Mirror learns that some of the party seniors including Chairman Gamini Jayawickrama Perera, Joseph Michael Perera and Amara Piyasiri Ratnayake are of the opinion that there should be only one deputy leader instead of several.

According to reports the party was planning on appointing four deputy leaders with Lakshman Kiriella, Kabir Hashim, Ravi Karunanayake and Sajith Premadasa tipped to be appointed as deputy leaders.

Mr. Wickremesinghe held the view that four deputy leaders should be selected from among those who genuinely worked for the party with one of the deputy leaders tasked to attract the Buddhist vote, which the party had lost in the recent past.

When contacted by Daily Mirror, UNP assistant leader Joseph Michael Perera confirmed that party seniors would meet on March 4. But he said he was not aware whether the matters regarding a deputy leader would be taken up at the meeting.

He said a decision on the post of deputy leader was put off as some members were against appointing several deputy leaders.

Ms. Ratnayake also confirmed she would attend the meeting where she said several key issues would be discussed. But she too stopped short of stating whether matters regarding a deputy leader would be discussed at the meeting. (YP)

 
 

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-0+7 # Saliya Wickremasuriya 2013-02-26 05:30
SOLUTION: RW must appoint all his MPs as deputy leaders. He therefore wouldn't have to worry about the charity work, for all deputy leaders are equal to one another, and inferior to him. MR also would be happy, for all his MPs are ministers. The kingdom is split, but there's no conflict. There will be a beautiful fairy tale that will end with the phrase; they (the two kings) happily lived ever after, and the people, miserably ever after due to their genetic stupidity."
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-0+5 # mack 2013-02-26 05:30
I just wasted 1%of my phone's battery life by commenting on the UNP
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-4+35 # Hiran 2013-02-26 08:12
I have a suggestion: Ranil as the leader and the rest, make 'em all deputy leaders.
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-0+0 # Seriously 2013-02-26 13:42
Actually, I was going to say that they need to first get rid of the leader and then decide on way forward.
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-12+32 # prasanth 2013-02-26 08:35
Sajith this the time for go in your own way.your father's way.start New party as your father did.otherwise it will be so late for people to over come from the effect of this corruption government
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-0+0 # Rohan1 2013-02-26 13:13
Isn't Sajith himself a malli of Gota? Why does he need a new party? He is at the right place- all Rajapakse fans.
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-5+31 # Ranil 2013-02-26 08:53
Frankly not a cat is bothered what the unp does as there plans have not worked for over a decade. We also see how power hungry are some of them and they havent done anything to better the life of the ordinary man
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-1+29 # Up 2013-02-26 09:16
KAL MAREEMA. DECIDED. UNDECIDED. POSTPONED. AGAIN POSTONED. UNDECIDED.NEXT SESSION ETC..ETC..
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-6+39 # Fayad 2013-02-26 09:42
Undemocratic leader always talk of democracy
If he wins he will be worse than Hitler
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-0+0 # wickrama 2013-02-26 14:21
Well he won in 2002 and had the most democratic government SL has ever had!
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-5+37 # Amila G 2013-02-26 09:21
Shameless political leader on earth is heading the party .
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-2+27 # Amila G 2013-02-26 09:30
What shame . The oldest party in the county is still trying to get their act right. How can you expect the people of this county have any trust in you or for that matter run the county when you can not run your own party.
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-0+0 # nelanka 2013-02-26 09:51
These are fools.
Our people don't have the nuts between the legs,to fight for the country's goodwill.

Spineless Race
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-0+0 # Andrew Pitugaland 2013-02-26 09:58
Make everyone a Deputy Leader and give them different subjects, then they will all be loyal to the Boss.
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-0+0 # Fazli 2013-02-26 10:04
absolutely frustrated to note the differences of opinion within the party
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-0+0 # PRASANNAJIT 2013-02-26 10:05
Pathetic. DS, SIR JOHN, DUDLEY, JR and RP must be turning in their graves. If UNP cannot take a decision how are they going to take any decision IF they ever form a govt.
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-0+0 # Ranil 2013-02-26 10:22
By the way are there any leaders in this country at all? If there were any would we be in this current political, economical and social mess
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-23+7 # pena 2013-02-26 10:28
when most of us are in a hurry the intelligent man takes his time to make the right move
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-0+0 # Amila G 2013-02-26 10:32
The intelligent man has missed the bus
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-0+0 # kiki 2013-02-26 10:35
As long as RW is the leader of UNP, the present regime can not be changed
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-2+25 # Calistus Jayatilleke 2013-02-26 10:45
A true leader does not fear an efficient and hard working deputy and he also does not hesitate to delegate power and duties.
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-3+10 # Musthafa 2013-02-26 10:47
same as the goverment- Ministers and deputy ministers/ make every as deputy leades with sectors like - deputy leader for Education, agriculture, transport- etc - it is look good
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-0+0 # dilip 2013-02-26 11:06
why only deputy please appoint several Leaders as well
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-21+4 # prem 2013-02-26 12:14
This is all noncense. Allow the leader to decide.
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-0+0 # MALA 2013-02-26 14:30
Decide to pave way to end of party. UNP Seniors mean boneless, brainless , almost lifeless old group.
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-0+0 # Nadi 2013-02-26 12:50
It's time for Ranils aspiring successors to act otherwise we know that nothing can be expected of them either. It's a lucrative game for themselves and damn the people.
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-0+0 # saif 2013-02-26 14:29
ONLY SOLUTION TO SAVE THE NATION FROM THIS CURRUPTED GOV IS RANIL HAS TO STEP DOWN AS LEADER OF UNP, NOTHINGELSE WILL GIVE SOLUTION
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-0+0 # Lucky Weeramantry 2013-02-26 16:05
Hey Sajith. Form Your Own Party, Under Any Color Or Logo. The Time Is Right. The People Are With You. Do It Soon Before It's Too Late.
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-0+5 # Calistus Jayatilleke 2013-02-26 18:32
At the rate this is going,at the end of the day there will be only one occupant in Siri KJotha, i.e. the ever green leader!
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-0+6 # shane 2013-02-26 18:51
Actually do UNP need a deputy leader? because for years now its seems like Ranil's party not people's party . So I dont think it will change much at the moment.sigh
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-0+2 # K Tilak 2013-02-26 19:48
"The Immature go after false Prestige- Precedence of fellow members, Power in the Party and Praise from All. 'Listen folks, I can do this; I can do that. I am right and you are wrong' Thus their Pride and Passion increase!" Nothing worthwhile is achieved.- Verses 73 & 74 Dhammapada.
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