Tue, 28 May 2024 Today's Paper

No faith-motion: UNP Working Committee decides to back PM

29 March 2018 11:42 am - 13     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The UNP Working Committee today passed a resolution to back Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to defeat the no-faith motion brought in by the Joint Opposition against him, Minister Navin Dissanayake said.

He said it was also decided to give a new face to the party before the New Year. (Yohan Perera)


Video by Damith

  Comments - 13

  • Jagath Leanage Thursday, 29 March 2018 12:01 PM

    Obviously . We knew the decision long time ago as the working committee too dancing to the tune of r.w. and his lawyalist. Ha, ha, haaaaa .

    Late Thursday, 29 March 2018 12:09 PM

    It is better to keep him as the party leader and PM ALSO JOIN hands with RK until the next election so that no u n p will be there

    Dhammika Thursday, 29 March 2018 02:51 PM


    Ishan Thursday, 29 March 2018 12:28 PM

    Yet again Ranil convince the party, New face never happen before the new year.

    SB Thursday, 29 March 2018 01:52 PM

    wait for the next election UNP

    Reader Thursday, 29 March 2018 02:35 PM

    Obvious decision who are in the Working Committee. If all UNP MPs met and decided then it is different. Let all MPs decide without undue pressure from any. Leader should step down before it is the down fall of the party.

    SRP Thursday, 29 March 2018 02:36 PM

    TNA with 16 seats will support Ranil. EDPD 1 seat, Muslim Congress 1 - Total 18.Need to get minimum 113, if all members are present. There will be at least 10 coming from MY3 / SLFP, making the total 28. Now to get 113 the balance required is 85. UNP has 106. Hence they don't mind up to 21 of them not supporting Ranil. Most of them probably will abstain from voting rather than voting against. So, Ranil will survive and more importantly, Mahinda will be happy

    Ssen Thursday, 29 March 2018 02:45 PM

    A sad decision. This is the end of a party built by the patriots, Statesmen and the masses of all walks of life. The party will be wiped out, Safe guarding the corrupt seems their policy.

    Eng. M.V.R.Perera Thursday, 29 March 2018 02:48 PM

    the president and SLFP are day dreaming come next election there will be only MR and his 55 supporters in the opposition

    Suneth Perera Thursday, 29 March 2018 02:55 PM

    Great. Any party should back their leaders who has contributed in numerous way for the growth of the party. There are no people who face difficult times and Mr. Clean no difference. No other leaders came forward to take bold decision like selling Hambanthota Port and various other investment not generating enough money. Unfortunately people of this country had to bailout the government not that the government helping the poor people.

    De Silva Thursday, 29 March 2018 03:39 PM

    Usual Ranil tactics. He will never leave until he ruins the UNP

    Premalal Thursday, 29 March 2018 06:08 PM

    Whatever this committee is it can't be a "working committee "

    Don Juwan Thursday, 29 March 2018 06:56 PM

    Ranil, where are your pride and so-called self-respect you used to show others? Now you have come down to the level of a helpless beggar pleading for mercy from all lower class party members-as you have considered them.What a pity.

Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment