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Fast track UNP reforms without sitting on your laurels: Champika

5 April 2018 02:00 pm - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


UNPers should accelerate their party reforms without allowing victory over the no-confidence motion against the Prime Minister to overwhelm them, Minister Champika Ranawaka said today.

He said it was an important the victory for the people rather than a victory in parliament.

The minister said at the Local Government election the UNP had only obtained 28 percent of the votes and this would reduce further if the United National Front (UNF) continued with the same strategy and face a similar fate to that of the SLFP.

The minister said to fulfil the people’s mandate received at the 2015 presidential and general elections it was vital to remove all those involved in financial crimes and provide the space to the youth to take to politics.

He said the UNP needs to be radically reformed and the President and the Prime Minister should support the moves for change and pointed out that there could be a split in the SLPP following the defeat of the motion on April 4. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)

  Comments - 6

  • rajiv Thursday, 05 April 2018 02:51 PM

    Correctly Said, you need reforms and all involved or has any proven record to corruption should not be in the cabinet. Youth should be given preference. Youth age limit has to be 40.

    dulan Thursday, 05 April 2018 02:54 PM

    What is this Jonny come late's interest in UNP ?

    Mahesh Thursday, 05 April 2018 03:05 PM

    You are not young. You are neither clean. So please stop dreaming of becoming the common candidate of UNP in 2020. Better choices will be elections commissioner or most venerable Dabara Amila himi or Shirani Rajapakshe.

    Sri Lankan Thursday, 05 April 2018 04:48 PM

    Minister Champika Ranawaka ,you are absolutely correct remove all unwanted politicians off U N P befor the nex general elections

    sathya Thursday, 05 April 2018 08:58 PM

    People should listen to the politician like you.

    Massdeen Friday, 06 April 2018 12:54 PM

    You not clean enough to advise the UNP and you have no rights to say anything, you a double gamer

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