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SJB’s Mayantha Dissanayake says Navin would have spoken due to frustration

22 Jul 2020 - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}      

By Yohan Perera   

UNP National Organiser Navin Dissanayake would have called for a leadership change in the party due to his frustration about how it is being run, SJB Candidate and former MP Mayantha Dissanayake said yesterday.   

Mr. Dissanayake told a press conference that his brother‘s statement that the UNP leadership should change, is a testimony that he is in for a struggle for a change in his party. “My brother initially called for a leadership change in 2007. Many left the party as their aspiration for a leadership change did not materialise during the past few years,” he added.  On a different note, Mr. Dissanayake charged that the ruling SLPP conducted election meetings in Pelmadulla after duping the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) to cancel its meetings saying that there was a threat of COVID-19 spreading.