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UNP Provincial Councillor Maithree Gunaratne has withdrawn the case filed in the Mount Lavinia Magistrate’s court after UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe’s lawyers informed court that the decision to extend the term of leadership for six years was only a proposal and there was no amendment to the constitution to that effect.

Mr. Gunaratne said the lawyers had categorically told in court that the proposal would be submitted at the next party convention.

“They said this was only a proposal and not a constitutional amendment. Therefore there has been no extension in the term of the party leader despite declarations to that effect” he said.

Earlier, the Mount Lavinia District Court issued an enjoining order restraining the UNP from acting on the constitutional amendment, which states that elections for the party leadership should be held every six years (By  Hafeel Farisz) 
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  • saman Wednesday, 19 September 2012 11:10 AM

    Ranil is a leader material .......? What material you are?

    John Wednesday, 19 September 2012 12:15 PM

    yes.....but the 'material' has not materialised in years? Even if it does, few will recognize it!

    mervyn perera Thursday, 20 September 2012 01:40 AM

    Dear mirror, thank you for publishing my comment

    Junior Citizen Thursday, 20 September 2012 02:00 AM

    Set up Siri kotha near courts-Change theme from Politics to Legal-Aset of jokers

    johny Wednesday, 19 September 2012 01:53 PM

    Member of the DUNF speaks good about Premadasa Era. Real Joke

    krishna Wednesday, 19 September 2012 02:56 PM

    End of the day maithree has to withdraw from the party.

    Fazal Wednesday, 19 September 2012 10:01 AM

    As a lawyer didn't he know about a proposal and an amendment to the constitution? These are unwanted tactics by the learned lawyer.

    Lana Wednesday, 19 September 2012 10:38 AM

    well done Maithree

    Fazal Wednesday, 19 September 2012 10:38 AM

    Humbug!

    mervyn perera Wednesday, 19 September 2012 10:54 AM

    this shows that maithri under instructions of the Sajith group had acted like idiots. This is the type of people who are trying to replace the UNP leadership.It is RanasinghePremadasa who has brought the UNP to low situation having destroyed all educated people/

    GreenCitizen Wednesday, 19 September 2012 10:45 AM

    Ranil and his cronies tried to mislead the party supporters and the public by declaring that the 6-year term had been decided upon at the working committee. Good job by Maithree for stopping them through the courts.

    Sando Thursday, 20 September 2012 04:49 AM

    Well done sir, please don't leave the party and fight to oust RW ASAP

    Imran Hussein Wednesday, 19 September 2012 11:11 AM

    An Unwanted case. Maithree has no choice. They all know that Sajith cannot lead. He isnt a leader material nor has leadership qualities.
    UNP leadership must file a case against this duffer lawyer for his disgraceful act.


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