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Ranil Wickremesinghe should remain and play a role as a senior adviser even if Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa was appointed as UNP leader, MP Talatha Athukorala said today.

She told a news conference that Mr. Premadasa should be handed over the UNP leadership as it was demanded by 90 per cent of the party members.

“There is no issue in handing over the party leadership to Mr. Premadasa as he became the party’s presidential candidate on a unanimous choice of the party members,” the MP said and asked why everyone was talking of a crisis in the UNP when there was a crisis brewing within the government.

She said Mr. Premadasa would be finally appointed as the new leader of UNP but it should not delayed like what happened at the presidential election.

The MP said the present government had failed to keep its promises. “One can only see several other issues such as the disclosure of phone conversations recorded by MP Ranjan Ramanayake.

UNP MP Harshana Rajakaruna told the news conference that Sri Lanks should follow the other countries and take drastic measures to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus. He said flights that come from vulnerable areas should be stopped temporarily just done by several other countries.(Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 14

  • Lawry Wednesday, 29 January 2020 05:38 AM

    A true leader will still lead even without a title. He will have the magnanimity to groom another such as Ravi? and stay away from the spotlight.

    Sunil Wednesday, 29 January 2020 05:52 AM

    Ranil can be the adviser for home affairs. That is where he rightly belongs now.

    Max Wednesday, 29 January 2020 06:45 AM

    Ok we understand your point.

    Paul Wednesday, 29 January 2020 06:51 AM

    As a opposition a leader Sajith seems to be doing less than RW. On the other hand he was defeated by the Hambanthota people. He was unable to secure his own seat. At the last Presidential election he gots minority people votes thanks to RW. (Leaders are born they cannot be made)

    Blackwater Wednesday, 29 January 2020 07:18 AM


    Sudath Andrew Wednesday, 29 January 2020 08:15 AM

    Thalatha Go home lost your electorate by more thank 50,000 votes. who are you to dictate terms and conditions to Hon Ranil W.

    Simple Simon Wednesday, 29 January 2020 08:20 AM

    It is simpler to keep RW as the leader!!!

    Samson Wednesday, 29 January 2020 08:34 AM

    He can advice when to bury the party.

    Green Debacle Wednesday, 29 January 2020 08:53 AM

    RW , RK and the shortie from Galle are the cause of UNP failure . First get rid of these 3 stooges and get young , Honest people to succeed in the UNP .

    Jude Wednesday, 29 January 2020 08:55 AM

    Problem is the A-hole not giving up the leadership!!! Yeah!!

    gerard Wednesday, 29 January 2020 09:24 AM

    The UNP is so out of touch with the people they think we care about their party as much as they do. The people care about the Country and our standard of life. The UNP will never win until or if they ever wake up

    Manu Wednesday, 29 January 2020 09:26 AM

    No he must retire from politics. As adviser he will be the worst adviser anyone have.

    ANTHONY Wednesday, 29 January 2020 11:24 AM

    To advice on How to loose elections !

    Samson Gorakagods Wednesday, 29 January 2020 11:53 AM

    Do you need a mad fool to be the adviser to UNP. THALATA too may be a member of LGBT group IN UNP.

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