A young UNP member had begun a continuous Satyagraha in front of party headquarters Sirikotha calling for the appointment of former Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa as the party’s new leader.
N. D. I. C Sanjeewa, who claimed to have been a member of the UNP ever since he had the opportunity of exercising his franchise, told journalists he had begun a continuous Satyagraha in front of Sirikotha until Mr. Premadasa is appointed as the leader of the party.
There was a placard beside him with the wording “Ranil Mathi Thumeni Sajith Mahathawa Nayaka lessa Path karanna. ( Mr. Ranil please give over the party leadership to Mr. Premadasa).
“I have been a long-standing member of the UNP and I humbly request the current party leader to resign from the post of party leader and appoint Mr. Premadasa as the new leader,” he told the press.
There were also placards saying Kumanthrana karyangen Pakshaya bera ganimu (let's save UNP from conspirators). However, Sanjeewa said he was not aware as to who hung those placards. (Yohan Perera)