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By Kelum Bandara

Following the fresh leadership crisis in the party, UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe had decided to cut short his visit to the UK and rush back to Sri Lanka, MP John Amaratunga said today. 

Mr. Wickremesinghe was to return to the country on August 3, 2011.   However, Mr. Amaratunga said that his leader would arrive in the country tomorrow  to look into the crisis that emerged after deputy leader Karu Jayasuriya expressed his willingness to take up the leadership.

Shortly after expressing his willingness to take over the leadership, Mr. Jayasuriya left for India and he is yet to return.
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  • GonAliya Sunday, 31 July 2011 11:56 AM

    Do you also want to check your horscope?

    ampare son Sunday, 31 July 2011 12:08 PM

    Mister clean as known as Karu J is educate and well known businessmen. he suitable for unp leadership.

    ray Sunday, 31 July 2011 12:18 PM

    Hide & seek (??)
    Yet, Weak Opposition is a Threat to Democracy.

    kohuaba` Sunday, 31 July 2011 12:28 PM

    You must be the leader ...
    They made all elections in to so many parts to make others feel against you... they all tricks...
    You are the correct leader SRi Lanka need

    samosa Sunday, 31 July 2011 12:37 PM

    We hope for a change....

    Haffie Sunday, 31 July 2011 12:47 PM

    Ranil, make a gracious exit from the leadership. This is the only way to revive the party.

    Yehiya-Doha Sunday, 31 July 2011 01:09 PM

    Pls consider the leadership to Mrs. wikramasighe. she having all the requirement for leadership.

    Loku Putha Monday, 01 August 2011 05:42 AM

    He has to go overseas to enjoy. He needs his rest. After all he is a retiring age man. He needs his travels to relax him.That's his priority. So we must not get angry.

    Lokuhewa Monday, 01 August 2011 05:44 AM

    This is all because of SF !!!

    Bumba Sunday, 31 July 2011 02:40 PM

    The local government elections are held. The leader of the UNP leaves for overseas even before the result are released. It is the duty of the leader to be in Sri Lanka irrespective of whether his party loses or wins. The leader of the UNP has completely lost any connection to grass root level voters. As such defeats at elections is not not a surprise. The matter is margin of the loss.

    Konde Bendapucheenaa Sunday, 31 July 2011 02:56 PM

    He must take care of his Leadership of UNP


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