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The UNP's Parliamentary Group had unanimously decided that its leader Ranil Wickremesinghe should be the one, who should become Prime Minister as long the party had a majority in Parliament, party sources said.

This decision was made by the parliamentary group which met at Temple Trees last evening according to party sources.

The group had focused on the statement made by President that he will never appoint Mr Wickremesinghe as the Prime Minister again.

The group had also been of the opinion that the constitution of the country cannot be violated just to satisfy whims and fancies of one person. (Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 42

  • citizen silva Thursday, 29 November 2018 06:53 AM

    If UNP wants to survive another election, they should elect a leader who has the support of the grassroots. RW is only a colonial remnant and must step down voluntarily.

    Ronnie Bugger Thursday, 29 November 2018 10:30 AM

    Good comment. Short and sweet. RW, if you read this column, please take not.

    lion Thursday, 29 November 2018 06:58 AM

    .I have never voted for UNP in my life. I don’t agree with certain things that Ranil did after becoming the PM of this government. His acts were well defined by Anurakumara Disanayke during his speech in the parliament. With all these draw back in the name democracy we should back this government at this moment

    Kuga Thursday, 29 November 2018 07:00 AM

    RW may be not bad as MR ,but it's all about principle dignity and courage,our Thathie messing up all the system,he should be punished severely, He have done huge damage to the nation but sadly he destroyed the good image of MR and made it end of their future politics.

    Appu Thursday, 29 November 2018 07:11 AM

    Yes? definitely. During the next presidential election, he should be the candidate in order to teach a lesson to criminals

    Amara Thursday, 29 November 2018 07:15 AM

    Oh dear. I was hoping UNP might compromise and appoint someone else preferably Sajith to break the deadlock. MY3 has gone batshit crazy and vows never to accept RW as PM. So, now what? What happens to the Country and its everyday citizen?

    PAUL Thursday, 29 November 2018 07:25 AM

    If the fundamental right of the Prime Minister was violated what would happen to the rights of the ordinary citizens of the country?

    Cisco Thursday, 29 November 2018 07:25 AM

    There is no democracy in this party.. It is sad to remind that late Mr. Pre.madasa was the leader elected democratically in this party.

    Zam Yhahir Friday, 30 November 2018 03:45 PM

    Why do you think Sajith

    Pradeep P Senanayake Thursday, 29 November 2018 07:26 AM


    Raj Thursday, 29 November 2018 07:36 AM

    Good ..... but we want change to win and don't want to be in opposition for another 20 years.

    Be Fair Thursday, 29 November 2018 08:01 AM

    Let the Games begin..................... for our end

    never Thursday, 29 November 2018 08:18 AM

    Not only Hon President, we the public too are frustrated of your regime. YOUR so called "UNP's Parliamentary Group" is under your control. In the last G/election, I voted for you but will not make such mistake again in my life. You don't have any vision on our country.

    cheers Thursday, 29 November 2018 08:18 AM

    He can be the party leader but never will be a country's leader until his death that's for sure

    Ronnie Thursday, 29 November 2018 08:23 AM

    Rw might end up being a worse dictator than mr if by some chance he actually ends up as president. People have been calling for his resignation for decades

    Manu Thursday, 29 November 2018 09:00 AM

    Oh, biggest catastrophe in the history of SL politics.

    Waco Thursday, 29 November 2018 09:01 AM

    RW, had no upstairs. He is a confidence trickster.

    Manu Thursday, 29 November 2018 09:02 AM

    UNP is not bothered what happens to the country or people. Just wants to stay in power and sell out the country and her people.

    Janaka from Matara Thursday, 29 November 2018 11:07 AM

    I dont think so. They just refuse to be bullied by a lunatic moron. Compromise sure looks cool given the mess we are in- but will bring catastrophe in the long run.

    mnsmart Thursday, 29 November 2018 09:09 AM

    Let RW

    Ardent UNPer Thursday, 29 November 2018 09:18 AM

    Ranil and the Parliamentary Group will end up in the wilds after the next elections.

    Akram Thursday, 29 November 2018 09:22 AM

    Hats off to the members of the unp for taking the bold decision for the sake of democracy. We are aware that there exist lot of differences among yourself about the leadership. but your unanimous decision will sent a big message to the culprits.

    Kadmin Thursday, 29 November 2018 09:47 AM

    I don't think we need another general election next year so RW is the rightful PM until next GE is due. Hopefully he will stay away in the next one. Please Please Please...!

    pds Thursday, 29 November 2018 09:57 AM

    Its going to be just another defeat for RW. Guaranteed !!!

    PC Thursday, 29 November 2018 10:30 AM

    Please understand the underlying message. RW will be the nominated PM until the next election. That is the correct position

    Moiez Thursday, 29 November 2018 10:34 AM

    Why dont the select committee appoint Sajith Premadasa as PM candidate instead of RW, Mr. RW, please dont be adamant step down as the country is facing lots of problems because of you. Hey why are you so much power hungry get lost.

    Rasheed Thursday, 29 November 2018 11:14 AM

    Everybody is power hungry, the select committee consist of RW loyalist.

    idroos Thursday, 29 November 2018 10:35 AM

    Honestly i to do not agree with RW who has blundered greatly. but for the salke of proper discipline n protocol the decision of the party to uanimously back it current leader RW maitains proper protocol is unprecedented in the annals of the party history Hatts off

    Charlie brown Thursday, 29 November 2018 10:39 AM

    Ranil should stay for this term ...but when new elections are called he should stand down ..but for now ,for democracy to be seen to be done ,he must stay .The party should elect a younger new leader in 2019 .but not just because MS wants it

    Jesim Thursday, 29 November 2018 10:43 AM

    Re appoint RW, Resign, the elect another from UNP, what president did is wrong and we need to reverse it democratically.

    Gamaya Thursday, 29 November 2018 10:46 AM

    M3 by his arrogent attitude has signalled the end of the Road for him self and Ranil .The people of this country will not vote again for these two scoundrels nor for MR to be fooled again. The road is now open for a third party to join in.

    Neela Thursday, 29 November 2018 11:09 AM

    RIP UNP.

    SURESH Thursday, 29 November 2018 11:14 AM

    guys this is only for this remaining 1 year or so RW will be PM, when there is next GE they will put Sajith forward otherwise UNP gone forever

    De silva Thursday, 29 November 2018 11:51 AM

    Please do not under-estimate RW at any event.He has a vision and a statesman. Last two occasions he left PM's official residence but this time he did not leave due to reasons for which favourable outcome, I trust, will follow.Wait in patience to eye witness.

    SN Thursday, 29 November 2018 12:10 PM

    This is your last innings.Either retire or get removed by Green the voters.

    Terminator> Thursday, 29 November 2018 12:11 PM

    There is No ARGUMENT. Ranil should be the PM according to the constitution and law. Otherwise it is a breach.

    Kudda Thursday, 29 November 2018 12:36 PM

    Good move by the UNP. Go for general election

    Jude Thursday, 29 November 2018 12:52 PM

    ONLY till next elections!! Whichever come first!! Presidential or General !!??

    Gemunu Thursday, 29 November 2018 06:11 PM

    Good move. This is not the time to change the leader or disunity.

    Sil Thursday, 29 November 2018 06:49 PM

    Though unpopular,he shrewdly manage to carry on as leader of UNP,thanks to its constitution, he was raised to power by uncle Dickie,with intention to pass it next ,some one in line.till he find someone he won't leave leadership

    Rickie Friday, 30 November 2018 10:02 AM

    His Uncle Dickie in fact, was one

    laksiri Thursday, 29 November 2018 08:06 PM

    it was right decision due to no any other man like sagith suitable for prime minster.

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