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10 April 2018 09:33 am - 11     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Backbenchers of the UNP are urging Minister Navin Dissanayake to step down from his ministerial portfolio and accept the post of party General Secretary.

The move came after Mr. Dissanayake obtained the highest number of votes during the appointment of members to the UNP politburo.

The voting took place among the UNP parliamentary group members at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at Temple Trees. (Anjula Maheeka Weeraratne)

  Comments - 11

  • Tuesday, 10 April 2018 10:22 AM

    Well deserve to be the party leader as well.Congrats Sir !

    Pragna Tuesday, 10 April 2018 04:59 PM

    Why not a young leader who stuck by the party come thick or thin. Say S P. Whats more S P has national grass root acceptance

    Raj Tuesday, 10 April 2018 11:03 AM

    UNP Backbenchers led by whom? Famous Ravi K?

    Don Tuesday, 10 April 2018 11:23 AM

    Wise move if he accepts it!! A reliable individual who can back any leader.

    malik Tuesday, 10 April 2018 11:33 AM

    A reliable individual? Before or after he jumped like a rabbit?

    willowsd Tuesday, 10 April 2018 11:35 AM

    A very wise and timely suggestion - go ahead Sir, your apachchi would be the most happiest man.

    Ishan Tuesday, 10 April 2018 02:29 PM

    Good move ..Leader too has to change ,

    Casanova Tuesday, 10 April 2018 02:34 PM

    Once a jumper is always a jumper, Navin did exactly what his father did, we need a honest relliable person, not a jockey who jumps from horse to horse.

    Lionel Tuesday, 10 April 2018 04:48 PM

    In fairness father did not jump parties. He was open and honest in challenging RP and setting up another party. But the young man jumped. He needs to first apologise for his long jump conduct before taking high green office. Tuesday, 10 April 2018 06:13 PM

    Imtiyas baker makar is the best to be a genaral sec

    DillonDP Wednesday, 11 April 2018 09:35 AM

    You should be called as back street boys rather than backbench boys

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