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Ranil seeking majority support for leadership council

16 January 2020 03:04 am - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe is hoping to seek majority support for the proposed leadership council to lead the party at the parliamentary group meeting which is to be held at Sirikotha today.

The proposal to set up a leadership council comprising Mr. Wickremesinghe, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya and Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa was proposed at the previous parliamentary group meeting on January 9, 2020.

According to party sources, some members of the party were of the opinion that a leadership council comprising of Mr. Wickremesinghe, Mr. Premadasa and Mr. Jayasuriya could win back the Buddhist vote, votes of the middle-class, the business community and the rural voters .

Sources also revealed that Mr. Wickremesinghe was due to arrive in the country from his private visit to Singapore this morning while Chief Opposition Whip Gayantha Karunatilleke had informed all UNP MPs to attend today’s meeting. (Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 7

  • kondaya77 Thursday, 16 January 2020 03:11 AM

    Ranil is like a unwanted house guest who refuses to leave. Time is up boy!

    david strange Thursday, 16 January 2020 04:27 AM

    Mr.Wickremasinghe doesnt seem to understand when it is time to "hang up his boots: Even many in the Colombo community have tired of him.I say this respectfully - but the secret of a true leader is to know when "its time to hand over to the next gen:

    TripleX Thursday, 16 January 2020 04:42 AM

    Final count down for the dissembling of UnUnited National Party.

    nadar Thursday, 16 January 2020 05:55 AM

    Non of the senior level politicians is still not qualify to lead the party. even rioting too indicates their immaturity,educational qualification is a must,no basic qualification shows laziness,ignorance and low IQ,correct decisian is Ranil be there for some more time

    Lanka Putra Janarathne Thursday, 16 January 2020 07:07 AM

    Until you RW get out of the UNP, it will be disaster! Get out soon from politics! Whatever do with RW in front, the majority and we will not support! GR is doing a great job!

    What will happen to old parties will happen. Thursday, 16 January 2020 07:11 AM

    If Ranil is part of leader ship,UNP will not have even 10seats in the election. Accept the facts. People of Sri Lanka

    rew Thursday, 16 January 2020 04:43 PM


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