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13 December 2011 09:05 pm - 12     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Despite claims made by certain UNP MP’s that the party’s Deputy Leader Karu Jayasuriya did not officially notify the party leadership of his intention to contest for the leadership post, a Spokesman for Jayasuriya said yesterday that he had given formal notice in a letter last week.

The Spokesman said that Jayasuriya sent out a letter to party leader Ranil Wickremesinghe and party General Secretary Tissa Attanayake informing them expressing his interest in contesting for the UNP leadership on December 7, on the day of the last UNP working committee meeting.

He said on December 18, the day of the next working committee meeting, the committee will make a decision on the date for the voting of the new party leadership.
After the committee meeting when addressing the media Attanayake said that Jayasuriya had only informed him and not the party leader of his intentions which was a letter with a copy of a newspaper article which mentioned his intentions to contest for the UNP leadership. (Olindhi Jayasundere)

  Comments - 12

  • adhil nizam Tuesday, 13 December 2011 09:09 PM

    Its high time for a change. Even at this late hour i hope the UNP Working committee (which is packed with Ranil loyalists) will do the right thing for the same of the party and country. If not there will definitely be a backlash from the average UNPers.

    People who talk about democracy cant cling on to power undemocratically.

    banda Wednesday, 14 December 2011 01:14 AM

    Karu, the hope of UNP unity....

    Achari Wednesday, 14 December 2011 02:28 AM

    2012 will be the greatest year for U N P.

    Aristotle Wednesday, 14 December 2011 02:49 AM

    Good Luck!

    Ruwan Fernando Wednesday, 14 December 2011 05:21 AM

    About time!

    ikbob Wednesday, 14 December 2011 05:38 AM

    we need your leadership desperately sir. Only you and sajith can rescue this great party.

    carlos Wednesday, 14 December 2011 06:39 AM

    IF the leadership is changed.....yes it would be the greatest year for U N P

    prem Wednesday, 14 December 2011 07:50 AM

    Hope for the best

    AKRAM PASHA Wednesday, 14 December 2011 09:28 AM

    wish you all the best sir,please save this land with unity

    Dee Wednesday, 14 December 2011 09:29 AM

    done and dusted.

    Bikka Wednesday, 14 December 2011 09:47 AM

    There are more seniors in the UNP than Karu & Sajith. Other thing one must remember leadership doesn't come father to son.

    acs hameed Wednesday, 14 December 2011 11:41 AM

    good luck karu

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