By Kanchana Kumara Ariyadasa
A group of UNP members of the Central Provincial Council (CPC) held a “secret” meeting at a Kandy hotel today where UNP leader Ranil Wickramasingha drew flak over his appointment of the Leader of the opposition in the Central Provincial Council.
At the meeting held today the CPC members discussed the decision taken by the UNP leader in appointing K.K. Piyadasa as the Leader of the opposition of the Central Provincial Council. The post was made vacant after the former leader of the opposition of the Central Provincial Council Wasantha Aluwihare was elected to Parliament.
Speaking to Daily Mirror online Chief Organizer of the Opposition Lucky Jayawardana said that they had decided not to approve the appointment made by the UNP Leader.
UNP Central Provincial Council member Sanjeewa Kaviratne said they cannot approve the decision taken by the UNP leader adding that the appointment should be done by the CPC members themselves.
“There should be democracy within the party. We can’t be in the opposition for ever. There should have been a discussion with the CPC members before a decision was taken,” another UNP CPC member Rohana Bandaranayake said adding that they have written to the UNP Leader and the executive committee members over the matter. (Daily Mirror online)