Sajith Premadasa left the protest a short while ago to attend the working committee meeting to be held the UNP headquarters, Sirikotha. He urged the people gathered not to leave as he will be back after the meeting with Karu Jayasuriya.
Around 2000 to 2500 people have gathered at the Viharamaha Devi Park. MP’s Sajith Premadasa, Dayasiri Jayasekera, Rosie Senanayake and Sujeewa Senasinghe along with a number of parliamentarians have gathered at the meeting.
A bag containing wasps was found at the site and Dayasiri Jayasekera stated that it was planted among the gathering by Gemunu Wijeratne, Chairman, Private Bus Owners Association.
In his speech, Sajith Premadasa made a significant statement, “I’ve not said this before but I am saying this now, that the Leadership of the UNP and the government have a deal going on.” (F.M)
Aney, we had one in our lifetime. No more Dasas for me please. Id rather take polidol and die.
Ramal Wednesday, 17 August 2011 02:38 PM
Even 2000 is an increased number max would have been around 1000 at 3.30pm opp town hall.
Lakshman peiris Wednesday, 17 August 2011 02:44 PM
Calistus J is absolutely correct. People who know the history of the party know Who destroyed this Grand old party.. Ranil is the best bet at the moment. He will strike at the right time. He need a clean Leader at the Top. Not a God Father . Brutus
citizen Wednesday, 17 August 2011 10:02 AM
is it large crowd ? 2000-2500 , please recount it , i canot believe , i thought it will reach around one million.
Man Wednesday, 17 August 2011 10:05 AM
Hey 2,500 ??? over 10,000 here now.
Konde Bendapucheenaa Wednesday, 17 August 2011 10:18 AM
UNP have great History in this Country,Sajith is using tactics and RW must use his power to crash this
krishna Wednesday, 17 August 2011 10:18 AM
Who told that 2500 is heavy.
Lal Wednesday, 17 August 2011 10:18 AM
the way RW do things it is obvious that there is somthing underhand going with the government.
Surain Wednesday, 17 August 2011 10:32 AM
Ranil has no leadership qualities, that is why the public of this country do not support him to come to power
Gayan Samarasekara Wednesday, 17 August 2011 10:36 AM
no future to Sajith. he'll be expelled from working committee membership along with Karu J. UNP doesn't need Sajith.
Tony Wednesday, 17 August 2011 10:42 AM
RW is the master of the game... and we need him to the leader of the UNP and no one could slot into this position.
mohan Wednesday, 17 August 2011 10:43 AM
Ranil is a great leader and we all know that....
Mayu Wednesday, 17 August 2011 10:58 AM
He is a good diplomat, I doubt whether he is a good leader.
MarcusBrutus Wednesday, 17 August 2011 11:10 AM
Sajith is too hasty and karu is too foolish.. This is not the future of the UNP... The future lies elsewhere.. they just need to be patient ...
Maru Yaka Wednesday, 17 August 2011 11:05 AM
Only When he's a sleep! Keep dreaming with him....
Just Another Citizen Wednesday, 17 August 2011 11:18 AM
What a great party this once was.
Madu Wednesday, 17 August 2011 11:24 AM
Hon.RW show your colors as the Greatest politician in the Asia. Throw these Sajith and Clan to the hell. Can 2500 pple decide the leadership of a Great Party lik UNP.
mohan Wednesday, 17 August 2011 11:26 AM
these are the most corrups and selfish politicians in the country.... ! Ranil the great leader we all sri lankans are with you !
Godaya Wednesday, 17 August 2011 11:26 AM
YES HE IS THE MASTER SELFISHNESS AND PETTY MINDEDNESS.
podda Wednesday, 17 August 2011 11:23 AM
last two paragraphs are repeating
Dinithi Wednesday, 17 August 2011 11:29 AM
Ranil should be prime minister of SL. Sajith should be UNP leader. Karu should be UNP's non executive leader. MR should be president of SL. Oh, that would be a great team for Sri Lanka. We need a strong government and a healthy opposition.
manoj Wednesday, 17 August 2011 11:23 AM
go ranil go ...............
True Sri lankan Wednesday, 17 August 2011 11:24 AM
Everyone knows about the deal. Nothing new.
shan Wednesday, 17 August 2011 11:31 AM
CHANGE THE NAME FROM UNITED.............
nawala nihal Wednesday, 17 August 2011 11:27 AM
we do not want ranil...and we do not want sajith either...very sad how our people forgot the premadasa era...i will never forget how hema did at that time...she was more powerful than premadasa...she was surrrounded by all the goons in the city...she will pop up from no where if sajith comes to power...
Old Jaya Wednesday, 17 August 2011 11:33 AM
History repeats,Sajiths father went against Dudley and formed a party called Purewasi Peramuna with the help of the thugs from Colombo slums,It dint last long and he came back like a kokka ,By the way Dudley helped a lot to this man and he went against him and we can remember how he got hooted at the funeral.
DN Wednesday, 17 August 2011 11:33 AM
It is true. Government is backing RW. Best example is Police blocked all the roads towards Sirikotha to prevent protest against Ranil.
Nishantha Rajapaksa Wednesday, 17 August 2011 11:35 AM
government will jilmart the census figures too...you are reading off those stats it seems...
patriotic Wednesday, 17 August 2011 11:35 AM
Ra NIL , always NIL
banda Wednesday, 17 August 2011 11:35 AM
not all sri lankans men.only the gay srilankans like u are with ranil.
chris abey Wednesday, 17 August 2011 11:42 AM
Yes ,and how Prema got rid of the guy who took pics of her swimming at RC pool.I always think a son will always if not be worse than his father when he gets power.Look at what is happening in Syria today.
Don Johnson Wednesday, 17 August 2011 11:46 AM
Disgraceful hooligans - upbringing is nil
dias Wednesday, 17 August 2011 11:50 AM
Or only 2500 for cricket match you will find 10 times
Bird Eye Wednesday, 17 August 2011 11:58 AM
Mr. Ranil you have to deside what you want to be: A Politician or a Gentleman.
Ifthikar Wednesday, 17 August 2011 12:03 PM
Un United Natiol Party
Minister Wednesday, 17 August 2011 12:29 PM
How can the Goverment survive and rule without Ranil?
Calistus Jayatilleke Wednesday, 17 August 2011 12:33 PM
Well said, Old Jaya. And thereafter Premadasa Senior was engaged in a cold war with the next leader of UNP, JR and somehow wrested power by eliminating the educated, decent politicians like Lalith and Gamini. It is in the blood and what is there to say that the son will not follow his father or do worse. This is history repeating: JR Uncle vs Premadasa father and now Premadasa's son vs JR's nephew.
Grece Yaka Wednesday, 17 August 2011 12:41 PM
I am sure MR is taking care of Sajith!
Padma Fernando Wednesday, 17 August 2011 12:56 PM
UNP posters are written with terribly wrong Sinhala language. How can they form a reputed political party with those who have no basic Sinhala knowledge?
Sahan Wednesday, 17 August 2011 12:51 PM
The pressure from West makes everyone suddenly fall in love with Ranil..Where were you people during elections when he needed votes!
Rajapaksha Wednesday, 17 August 2011 01:11 PM
Yes, Sajith wants to destroy UNP. Not sure who is the big hand behind him?
Naufer Wednesday, 17 August 2011 01:54 PM
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