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15 May 2010 07:58 pm - 12     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


By Indika Sri Aravinda

UNP Puttalam district Member of Parliament Palitha Range Bandara today slammed his party general secretary Tissa Attanayaka over his failure to take disciplinary action against a UNP member.

Speaking to Daily Mirror online, Bandara further warned that he would be compelled to re-consider his position in the UNP if Attanayaka fails to take appropriate action against the UNP member in question over the next two weeks.

Bandara wants disciplinary action against UNP member Shantha Abeysekera who was arrested and later released on bail over the brutal assault on Bandara just prior to the recent General Elections.

The UNP MP was hospitalized in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) following the assault and only recently was seen in public at Parliament on a wheelchair with bandages and stitches on his head, arms and legs.

Bandara said that he had to fight several lawsuits on behalf of the party and yet the party has failed to stand by him by taking appropriate action against Abeysekera. Bandara said he will brief the media on his next step within the next two weeks if Attanayaka fails to act.

Reponding to the concerns raised by Bandara, UNP general secretary Tissa Attanayaka told Daily Mirror online that a charge sheet has already been filed against Shantha Abeysekera and action can be taken only after he responds to the charges againts him. 

It is worth noting that President Mahinda Rajapaksa had even contacted the family of the UNP MP when he was in hospital and offered him full medical assistance. (Daily Mirror online)

  Comments - 12

  • Saturday, 15 May 2010 08:27 PM

    MR offering medical if Bandara has no money.
    This is a "Carrot" of MR so that he could get Bandara on to his side. Shameless politics of SL.

    Saturday, 15 May 2010 10:51 PM

    Paving the way to switch sides and make hay while the sun shines!!

    Sunday, 16 May 2010 12:35 AM

    Looks like UNP going to loose another MP

    Sunday, 16 May 2010 01:08 AM

    Another cross over imminent.

    Sunday, 16 May 2010 01:25 AM

    Ahah! The old fox is lurking around waiting for an opportunity to entice someone to crossover! Too bad what happened to Bandara and hope UNP will do the right thing.

    Sunday, 16 May 2010 01:37 AM

    Further problems for the UNP as if there aren't enough already.

    Sunday, 16 May 2010 03:21 AM

    Another one on the verge of jumping! Two Thirds is almost there.

    Sunday, 16 May 2010 05:04 AM

    Mr Jayatilleke, 2/3 is nothing. MR can easily get 3/4 if he wants as long we have policiless, baseless and hopeless people like Cader/Bandara for instant.

    Sunday, 16 May 2010 05:17 AM

    Coming colours no good! Are we going to witness a political pole-vault?

    Sunday, 16 May 2010 05:21 AM

    Was there no time frame given when the charge sheet was filed? This is the unfortunate lethargy of the UNP. How long more are we going to live with this?

    Sunday, 16 May 2010 07:55 AM

    Fixing a reason to move out and join MR... Remember MR contacted him and family when in hospital....

    Sunday, 16 May 2010 08:00 AM

    It is a very unfortunate thing to read that a MP injured another MP and he had to be in Intensive Care.
    What does it matter if the President offered help. That was a good gesture on his part espaecially if the MP had been so ruthlessly injured.

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