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Change in UNP leadership needed; I think I can be the leader: Navin


20 July 2020 11:54 pm - 9     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


UNP National Organizer and Nuwara Eliya District UNP candidate Navin Dissanayake said that the leadership of the UNP, which had remained unchanged for 26 years, needed to be changed and that he had the required qualifications to become the leader of the party.

Addressing a political meeting in Dimbula, Pathana, Hatton he also said: “I am a straight-forward politician. I am one of the seniors in the party; I think I can be its leader. I will become the party leader andif I reach the top post of this country; the President or the Prime Minister, I will first work for the people of Nuwara Eliya”

“I have been in politics for 20 years, I am at the second or third position in the UNP and I want to become the number one.

"I have introduced young leaders to the party. They will take the party forward.

"The United National Party is the oldest political party in the country and a large number of national leaders have emerged from this party.

"It was the UNP that worked for this country. However, ss everyone knows, the UNP is divided today.

"The leadership of the UNP should change. The same person who has been leader for 26 years cannot continue to be the leader of the party,” he concluded. (Ranjith Rajapaksa)


  Comments - 9

  • Andrew Silva Tuesday, 21 July 2020 10:01 AM

    Navin is in a dream world. Keep on dreaming my friend.

    Jude Tuesday, 21 July 2020 10:02 AM

    Hey Navin, NOT all people have forgotten that one time you and your dear father-in-law Karu was Stooges of MR Regime !!

    Lakminiha Tuesday, 21 July 2020 10:06 AM

    Looks like the Grapes are gradually becoming sour. Planning for another summersault after August 5th?

    Kumar Wester Tuesday, 21 July 2020 10:51 AM

    Ha ha ha Navin you

    Rew Tuesday, 21 July 2020 11:08 AM

    Go and join your pal MR

    Amaradasa Perera Tuesday, 21 July 2020 07:07 PM

    The next UNP leader will be that Quack (JVP-then weerawansa wing) professor Marasinghe who does not even passed the BSc at univ of colombo.

    Lyn Tuesday, 21 July 2020 07:32 PM

    History shows that those who put themselves up have gone abyss. Nothing else I would say.

    Tilak Ranaweera Tuesday, 21 July 2020 09:30 PM

    Have u changed the loyalty. I think it would have been better. had you joined Sajith and guided him. You are more intelligent and Sajith is only appealing to the uneducated segment of the Society whose IQ is generally not positive

    Trio Tuesday, 21 July 2020 09:48 PM

    Finally cat jumps out of the basket

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