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Ranil wins election for UNP leadership

19 December 2011 10:34 am - 40     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Ranil Wickremesinghe has been elected as the Leader of the UNP defeating Karu Jayasuriy. Sajith Premadasa was elected as Deputy Leader, while Daya Gamage has been elected as the UNP National Organiser defeating Dayasiri Jayasekara.

The UNP leader Ranil Wickramasinghe received 72 votes while Karu Jayasuriya received 24 votes. Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa received 52 votes defeating Ravi Karunanayaka who received 44 votes. National Organiser Daya Gamage defeated Dayasiri Jayasekara by receiving 56 votes against 40 votes received by Jayasekara.

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  • Sujith Tuesday, 20 December 2011 03:58 AM

    Good Unp can secure as opposition for another 17 years or more.
    good move

    Paul Monday, 19 December 2011 01:30 PM

    Ranil has 72 yes men? That's all, GOOD BLESS U.N.P

    vijay Monday, 19 December 2011 01:42 PM

    That mean 72 Government supporters are there with Ranil....!!!!

    May be sajith could have been the better fight for ranil rather than karu who openly crossed over to government and came back...

    Stanley Arthur Monday, 19 December 2011 01:42 PM

    Congratulations !!!!

    This is wish of majority commitee members and we have to accept it. Now forget the all divisions of the party and work hard all together to fight for good governance of mother land.

    j Monday, 19 December 2011 01:47 PM

    Ranil is Correct person compare to all other in UNP.

    Laxana Monday, 19 December 2011 01:53 PM

    Congrats Ranil and the UNP. Now that there is a clear verdict, let all get together and build a strong UNP and a strong opposition.

    DKD Monday, 19 December 2011 04:02 PM

    miracle of Asia

    upul Monday, 19 December 2011 04:41 PM

    Everlasting opposition.

    Man B Monday, 19 December 2011 05:04 PM

    Ranil won a election !!!!

    mano Monday, 19 December 2011 05:31 PM

    at leaset now work together...better UNP. But Ranil as leader and Sajith as Deputy leader..good combination...

    pbd Monday, 19 December 2011 01:23 PM

    well said ...

    Muditha Tuesday, 20 December 2011 04:01 AM

    Only thing he has won.

    Saradial Tuesday, 20 December 2011 04:24 AM

    Congratulations RW.

    freelanced Tuesday, 20 December 2011 05:33 AM

    Computer "Gilmart" !!

    freehit Tuesday, 20 December 2011 07:15 AM

    Who said you can't win elections ? May be you are on a winning streak ! Go, challenge the mighty !!

    zafar Tuesday, 20 December 2011 07:35 AM

    dayasiri jayasekara kawuda kiyala me ratama dannava..podi lamay pava kemathi dayasirita..sebe maha jana mathaya meka thamai..eth ranige ponna kurthiyadi kari mandalaya iye meka prathikshepa kara..132 000 manapa aragena kurunegale district eke palamu veniyavu me devantha nayaka giye maha methivarane paradunu ranige viyaparika geththak gen selasum sahagatha vidiyata rahas chande peraduna..eth sebe mahajana sangvidayaka dayasiri jayasekarai

    zafar Tuesday, 20 December 2011 07:39 AM

    meka selasum sahagatha prathipalayek..karu, dayasiri paradinakota sajith dinanne kohamada?..ranil plan karala working committee members lata order karala thiyanava sajith ge kata vahaganna dinavanna kiyala..meking ranilge ponnayanta kiyanna pluwan me kurthiyadi kari mandale inna un maha jana mathayata garu karanna un kiyala..sajith vahama thamage durayen illa aswenna ona..ranil ponnaya mahajanathvata kemathi na..sebe maha jana nayakanam dinnata passe janathava amathanna enna ona..ehama awe na..chanda 500 k vath ganna beri janathavagen prathikshepa karapu un tika dagena thamata ona vidiyata pakshaya genayanava..hoda wede 2005 dimahinda raja paksha yaka eda dinuvanam ani varenma me rata kotita pava deela

    Kumar Tuesday, 20 December 2011 09:50 AM

    Karu was beaten by a lamisee to 3rd placr in Gampaha,Now resounndingly beaten by Ranil.Only the Capital King is not reporting the facts.

    Zaheer Tuesday, 20 December 2011 11:54 AM

    This is healthy situation to the Party. So, All of the Seniors have to joint together and strength the party.

    Manel Kurukulasuriya Wednesday, 21 December 2011 03:29 AM

    Congratulation's Sir Please maintain good discipline in our party well done

    Jaleel Monday, 19 December 2011 11:45 AM

    Congratulations Ranil Sir

    Jayantha Jayaweera Monday, 19 December 2011 10:40 AM

    Congratulations Ranil on your resounding victory. Ranil is elected by the majority in accordance with the constitution of the party. It is the duty of all UNPers to support Ranil to defeat the common enemy.

    CJ Monday, 19 December 2011 10:40 AM

    Not surprised :)

    kondebendapucheena Monday, 19 December 2011 10:38 AM

    With All due respect he is the Man and Apparently unchangeable as long as he live

    sujeewa Monday, 19 December 2011 10:59 AM


    s.m.Hafeel Monday, 19 December 2011 11:02 AM

    Congradulations but try to make the party a strong one

    prashantha Monday, 19 December 2011 11:06 AM

    well done Ranil

    Bala Monday, 19 December 2011 11:25 AM

    we love you sir !

    Deborah Monday, 19 December 2011 11:29 AM

    Congratulations Ranil. I hope you will now work towards a better set up for the UNP

    Hiraz Monday, 19 December 2011 11:31 AM

    Congratulations Ranil..elected one more time..People still respect you.

    NAF COORAY Monday, 19 December 2011 10:34 AM

    wonderful now they should work to gather aqs each one knows their strenth

    Kar Monday, 19 December 2011 11:45 AM

    He is honest and have ambition to develop this country. All the best

    Lord Hampshire Monday, 19 December 2011 12:23 PM

    Congratulations gentleman ranil!

    Atukorale Monday, 19 December 2011 12:39 PM

    Long live Ranil!

    Sober-guy Monday, 19 December 2011 12:40 PM

    Something is wrong somewhere!

    Independent Observer Monday, 19 December 2011 12:48 PM

    Well ! Well !!

    Steve Monday, 19 December 2011 12:53 PM

    Well done !
    Please let Ranil lead the party now, without pulling his leg.

    Amare Monday, 19 December 2011 01:02 PM

    Congratulation for the present government. UNP, you still stay same place!.

    Oooooops Monday, 19 December 2011 01:09 PM

    How on earth Ranil can be elected as the leader again. This could be the only election he can win without a fight. When it
    comes to Presidential election he fails.

    To keep a confidence among his supporters after many failures, one could suggest. Ranil should get a NOBLE for "Best Survivor in the World of Politics"

    J.D Monday, 19 December 2011 01:16 PM

    God Bless UNP.....

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