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By Kelum Bandara

In the backdrop of UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe returning to the country last evening, decisive days are ahead for the main opposition UNP with the reformists led by co-deputy leader Sajith Premadasa scheduling a crucial meeting today to discuss their course of action in the renewed struggle for a change in the party leadership.

The reformists are also to meet deputy leader Karu Jayasuriya whom they now promote as the next leader, on his return to the country on Thursday from India.

Key reformist group member Ranjith Madduma Bandara said some members who remained loyal to the present leadership had expressed their solidarity with the reformists. However, he said such members were yet to come up openly against the present leadership.

 “They will come at the right time,” he said.

Asked about attempts by the party hierarchy to take disciplinary action against some of the reformists, he said, in such an eventuality, the reformists would conduct protest rallies all over the country against it.

“We will mobilize public support against the party hierarchy,” he said. UNP MP Dayasiri Jayasekara said there were some members who were not either with leader Ranil Wickremesinghe or Mr. Premadasa, and he would team up with them in the struggle to bring about new changes in the party.

 “There are moderate members. We will seek their support,” he said.
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  • Kuhan Wednesday, 03 August 2011 05:13 AM

    Ranil Should be a next president, because he is a honest politicization.we have short of these kind of people today.

    Kan Wednesday, 03 August 2011 05:27 AM

    Leadership is not the problem, but lack of unity and past mistakes plus no future plans.

    ismail meezar Wednesday, 03 August 2011 10:22 AM

    pls reform the party

    Shiromi Wednesday, 03 August 2011 11:28 AM

    like father like son

    thushi Wednesday, 03 August 2011 08:09 AM

    all UNPers must struggle and ensure that Ranil will remain as the lifetime leader of the UNP.

    Vimal Wednesday, 03 August 2011 08:23 AM

    Ranil has a plan for UNP. What Sajith is trying to do is spoil the plan to become the leader. Watch Karu you are next....

    Samba Wednesday, 03 August 2011 02:34 AM

    Ranil uncle please step down before you are thrown down.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Wednesday, 03 August 2011 02:59 AM

    One gets the feeling that some of them are just trying to do the long jump to the government side just in time for the next cabinet reshuffle.

    rusiru Wednesday, 03 August 2011 02:56 AM

    These are statements written on the beach !!!!!!


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