The United National Party (UNP) reformists yesterday decided to propose the name of former parliamentarian and senior UNPer Bakeer Markar as the mayoral candidate at the elections to the Colombo Municipal Council, MP Ranjith Madduma Bandara said yesterday.
He said the reformists had discussed their political strategies for changing the party leadership and added that the UNP could win the elections to the remaining 25 local councils if deputy leader Karu Jayasuriya was appointed party leader without further dilly dallying.
Yesterday’s meeting was attended by co-deputy leader Sajith Premadasa, MPs Thalata Atukorale, Sujeewa Senasinghe, Mr. Markar, provincial councillor Maithri Gunaratne and a few others. They were supposed to meet Mr. Jayasuriya last night. (KB)
To field Bakeer Makar from the UNP is a very sane decision. He will come on top. About Karu Jayasuriya's leadership will turn the tide towards the UNP is very pessimistic. He does not have the 'oomph',
ranjana Tuesday, 09 August 2011 04:42 AM
He is a very good bet for Mayoral Candidate
Wasantha Tuesday, 09 August 2011 07:14 AM
Good decision. Thanks. from DNA should come Anoma Fonseka.
Noyon Lanka Tuesday, 09 August 2011 08:12 AM
This would be the most sane and more important correct decision by the UNP if this is carried out. Of course Mr. Bakeer Markar is definitely fit to hold much higher office.
sarath Tuesday, 09 August 2011 08:20 AM
GOOD MOVE. he is a well respected person.
Vimal Tuesday, 09 August 2011 08:25 AM
Old Anandian....way to go....
mano mano Tuesday, 09 August 2011 08:49 AM
can't think of a better person
willows Tuesday, 09 August 2011 09:20 AM
the best choice
Yusri Tuesday, 09 August 2011 09:33 AM
Correct time, correct choice, correct person & true politician....
Anas Tuesday, 09 August 2011 09:39 AM
He is the best person to rebuild the CMC
MarcusBrutus Tuesday, 09 August 2011 09:42 AM
Imthiyaz is an excellent candidate. However, Ranil may sideline him like he did when he was in power.. Ranil's biggest weakness is that he sidelines the good UNPers and gives precedence to corrupt ones.. Remember who Ranil made SLT chairman when he was PM? If UNPers are thinking that Karu is the man for the job.. think again,
msnazhan Tuesday, 09 August 2011 10:04 AM
To field CMC, Imtiyas Bakeer Makar from the UNP is a very sane decision, after long time UNP took one of good decision, best luck UNP & Hon. Imtiyas Bakeer
lovesriri Tuesday, 09 August 2011 10:54 AM
A change we can trust on
Hafiz Mahabage Tuesday, 09 August 2011 10:50 AM
Fantastic suggestion. He has the ability to make Colombo the miracle city of Asia.
Rehan Tuesday, 09 August 2011 10:59 AM
He has been jobless and broke for awhile now. He will even settle for the post of opposition leader of the Beruwala Urban Council.
SIY Sunday, 14 August 2011 09:39 AM
In late 70s when J.R brought Ranil into UNP Imthiaz suggested him for the youth league and went house to house in his areas and Island wide on stage to introduce the new comer, OH! WHAT AN UNGRATEFUL LEADER for his own supporters.How he treated him fo his petty material comforts. Pl step down\RANIL as u left the ARALIYAGAHA MANDIRAYA. A NOBLE POLITICIAN IS NOT A POWER HUNGER. IMTHIAZ IS A NATIONAL FIGURE SENIOR TO THE OPPOSITION LEADER WHO GOT ON TO THE UNP PLATFORM AT THE AGE OF 10 WITH HIS LATE FATHER WHO DIDN'T BOW DOWN TO THE MONEY MAKERS NEVER EVER HARMED ANY PERSON TO COME TO POWER. GOD IS GREAT AND HE KNOWS THE BEST HIS PRESENT LIFE IS SO PEACEFUL THAN RATHER THAN THIS CORRUPTED POLITICS.
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