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)