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UNP Deputy Leader Karu Jayasuriya today said that the rural vote base was the lifeline of the UNP and it should be strengthened through better interaction with the rural voter.

He added that the party has planned to reach out to rural people through ‘Grama Charika’ programme which will commence during this weekend from Horana. (KB)



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  • kosala Thursday, 28 October 2010 10:10 AM

    AND MORE BREAKING NEWS from UNP !!!

    1. Sun RISES from the EAST . (Karu just saw it!)
    2. Sun set in the west
    3. Water is WET!!
    4. Fire is HOT
    5. ICE is COLD

    Liyanage Thursday, 28 October 2010 10:19 AM

    Most hilarious jokers of the time!

    Fly aq kite or visit Washington or Oslo or London to winthe most important rural vote base!

    haneef mohamed Thursday, 28 October 2010 10:50 AM

    please tell mr ranil to go home. their is no rural vote base for unp

    live for unp,die for Thursday, 28 October 2010 11:30 AM

    Biggest joke of the century.I dont mind if Ranil or sajith or Ravi tell this in the public.This karu is a government agent. He is there to break the party.Ranil supporting him becoz unp is lack of leaders.nothing else.Karu if u speak in public unp will lose more votes.so please keep your mouth shut if u luv this party.

    DUWI Thursday, 28 October 2010 11:45 AM

    Really...??? The UNP has been acting as if its vote base was Colombo 7 Royal College based.

    This is the difference between JR and Ranil. JR recognised where his voters were and did the Mahaweli, Mahapola, Gam Udawa Schemes.

    Wasantha Friday, 29 October 2010 03:53 AM

    But not for Ranil.

    SONNA Friday, 29 October 2010 04:02 AM

    U N P HAS THE VOTES , WE CAN MAKE A CHANGE. SAJITH IS PLAYING THE DOUBLE.

    Yehiya-Doha Thursday, 28 October 2010 12:30 PM

    Dear Mr. Karu. We need first a leader like Late Gamini Dissanayake. Who can work with all groups.

    yoejoe Thursday, 28 October 2010 12:33 PM

    Who are these muppets in the picture

    Chow Chow Thursday, 28 October 2010 07:19 AM

    You do not have to say this. We all know that. The UNP vote back keeps eroding due its poor leadership. Time for a change in the party stating from the leadership.

    midda Thursday, 28 October 2010 01:40 PM

    come on ,you will come to know at least after you come to villages how people are away from UNP, change all the Muppet in the top positions and put real representative of the party and people.....

    mahendra Thursday, 28 October 2010 07:33 AM

    Too late Karu. UNP has missed the bus. Rural people have crowned king Mahinda for eternity.

    Gam Aliya Thursday, 28 October 2010 07:33 AM

    Now you are talking. Tell this to your boss. Tell him that the Governments are not formed within the municipalty limits of Colombo.

    Fayad Thursday, 28 October 2010 07:37 AM

    Better late than never -(‘Grama Charika’)
    With the same old leader ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

    KD Thursday, 28 October 2010 07:38 AM

    Took this long figure it out?

    Nandimithra Thursday, 28 October 2010 07:38 AM

    Mr Karu - you are shameless, You left the UNP with 18 others and now preaching. At least give a total apology to the Loyal UNPers who stuck it out instead of selling their souls for a mess of pottage.

    wasala Thursday, 28 October 2010 07:41 AM

    what rural talk when Ranil. ravi and rosy run the show.

    Ranjit Thursday, 28 October 2010 07:45 AM

    Question is who can win the rural votes, Ranil or Sajith? Karu please without beating the bush say something practical.

    Taj Thursday, 28 October 2010 07:45 AM

    Are the rural voters in Norway???

    malkanthi Thursday, 28 October 2010 07:48 AM

    The UNP vote base used to be colombo and upcountry. You cannot address rural people in western attire and attitude, this is an area rajapaksa family is scoring.

    keith de kretzer Friday, 29 October 2010 08:49 AM

    karu is a gentleman,without a taint of corruption he commands a great deal of respect amongst the population of the country i belive he is the only person capable of uniting the party now...but ranil being ranil and being absolutely selfish would not make way for anybody for the betterment of the party

    Bandaraa. Thursday, 28 October 2010 08:02 AM

    This is all bullshit.to save the Colombo 7 N.G.O.leadership of the U.N.P..See what Sajith had to say the other day.


    Rid UNP of Tiger proxies- Sajith
    Monday, 25 October 2010 23:00

    With out doing this U.N.P. will be no where.

    Niro Thursday, 28 October 2010 08:08 AM

    its about time...

    migara Thursday, 28 October 2010 08:12 AM

    you may want to cultivate the middle class voter but not Ranil.. He thinks party is only for the colombo 07 and NGOs and solhiem

    Niro Thursday, 28 October 2010 08:13 AM

    They took so long to figure it out...no wonder they are weak...

    herath Thursday, 28 October 2010 09:01 AM

    Cheating of the rural citizen. keep them forever poorer for votes so that you can eat at the parliament canteens and drive your old cars.. suckers..

    rasika Thursday, 28 October 2010 09:03 AM

    UNP cannot win the rural vote base unless they change their policy towards open economy. The current leader who do not know about the pulse of rural people must allow capable person to lead the party. If these are not met UNP will never win an election.

    banda Thursday, 28 October 2010 09:35 AM

    As MR following the UNP economic and governing policies and had substituted his Govt. in some way to green cult in the globalised modanization,its hard for the Elephants to stand up and walk as they wish. Margin of strata diferences shortning whether rural or urban though metropolitan still more biased to UNP compelling MR to think of an Authority for Colombo. First solve leadership crisis and make a strong and convincing claim of the green own policies to win back the lost vote bank islandwide.

    willows Thursday, 28 October 2010 09:37 AM

    Good at alst you have understood it, but you cannot talk to tthe Rural voter with your present leadership?

    Devaka Thursday, 28 October 2010 09:45 AM

    when you are going to meet the rural voters, are you taking Ranil with you? Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha


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