UNP should change, says Harsha

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Former State Minister Harsha De Silva said that he would not contribute to the United National Party (UNP) at the forthcoming general election unless the party took action to face the election with fresh, intelligent and capable people who could win at the polls.

He said that the UNP was defeated at the presidential election due to long-standing maladies that had been affecting the party.

“The party failed to convince the voters that the allegations levelled against it by the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) were false,” he said.

He charged that the SLPP had given a wrong and malicious impression to the people that the UNP was a party that did not respect Buddhism and betrayed the country.

He said that his party failed to convince the people that those allegations were wrong.

The former State Minister argued that party would face doom if it failed to present to the country new faces that were intelligent, capable of working and not associated with corruption.

"There is no point in toiling further for the party unless the party changes," he said.

He hinted that he would leave politics unless the party took note of the situation and made appropriate changes.  (Dayaseeli Liyanage)

  Comments - 10

  • Kalu Appu Monday, 02 December 2019 09:43 AM

    A winner produces a winning culture. UNP leadership has lost so many elections its not even funny anymore. I would be humiliated as the leader.

    Ronnie Bugger Monday, 02 December 2019 10:59 AM

    Can be done successfully only if one collective voice in the Party can send the aging leader on retirement.

    Ajan Gunawardana Monday, 02 December 2019 11:09 AM

    Harsh you also corrupted politician as UNP gang. We remember your mud slinging campaign against final stages of presidential election against Gotabaya Rajapakshe. Your whole set of mud slinging UNP did that.

    Asian Culture Monday, 02 December 2019 11:18 AM

    SLPP was resorting to several unethical tactics by poisoning the minds of southern people.

    Siva Monday, 02 December 2019 08:26 PM

    UNP will be alright when Ranil retires

    Manel Ranasinghe Tuesday, 03 December 2019 05:19 AM

    Ajan Gunawardana. You are right. Harsha is no better than the others. He is totally fake person.

    Lohith Wijayasooriya Tuesday, 03 December 2019 02:22 PM

    I think Harsha is right. Its time to move on with a new leadership. Ranil should retire. In fact he should have retired a long time ago

    Sarath Fernando Tuesday, 03 December 2019 04:57 PM

    Harsha and gang destroyed UNP, a bunch of idiots knows nothing about law

    Saman Thursday, 05 December 2019 10:44 AM

    UNP will have to work on unity and put forward a credible manifesto before the general election. Otherwise, UNP can expect a shocking loss.

    Saman Thursday, 05 December 2019 10:44 AM

    UNP will have to work on unity and put forward a credible manifesto before the general election. Otherwise, UNP can expect a shocking loss.


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