No need to change UNP leader – Vajira
There was no need for any major changes to be made in the UNP, former MP Vajira Abeywardena yesterday said, addressing the media at Sirikotha.
Abeywardena said that what was needed now was to instill strict discipline in the party.
“The defeat is not a big deal for a political party. Failures are the pillars of success. The people in this instance have decided to vote for the SLPP en masse. It has more votes than those obtained by all other parties combined.”
The former MP said that the UNP had attempted to restructure the party and the culmination of that was the 2019 presidential election where they lost to incumbent Gotabaya Rajapaksa. “We still lost,” he said.
When questioned by journalists whether there was a need to replace Ranil Wickremesinghe as the leader of the party; Abeywardena said that he did not think so.
“We have won elections and lost elections under Wickremesinghe. I don’t think there is a need for a change at the helm. We should now impose stricter discipline and find our way back to winning ways,” he said.
(Source: The Island)
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SLFP 1 seat. UNP 1 seat. Polnil and Chandrika managed to finish off the two parties.
Well said Indra! Time anti-Sri Lankan parasites (eating away from within) were squished out and this time it was done in Grand Style! Viva Gota! Viva Sri Lanka!
Failures are the pillars of success. Yes at least make up your mind saying that while postmortem of your party in progress. If this is not a big defeat you are talking from your back side. Oh don’t change the leader. We need a clown like your pathetic senile basted in the political system.
Failures are the pillars of success. Yes at least make up your mind saying that. And also don’t change the leader because no body wants to lead a dying party or a dead party.
No need to change the leader as your senile, anti-SL, SL-traitorous “leader” was delivered a body-blow by the SL masses and he is now on political life-support! In any other country, the ‘leader’ in his position would have humbly admitted 100% responsibility for the colossal wipe-out of his party and tendered-in his resignation and in a dignified manner, gone home -never to come back into politics!
But no, not this shameless, thick-skinned s0b….he is determined to stay on enjoy political life at tax-payers’ expense! Sensible UNPers better dump this s0b…. then again, some will say who cares as from now on there is no UNP but Sajith and Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) !!!
Thrilled to have patriotic Gota and SLPP in reins with 2/3 majority, but I am truly happy that Sajith and SJB won the way they did and became the official opposition – instead of Ponil the senile s0b who one time ruined SL (by pandering to LTTE and Tamil racist politikkas, just to get “Tamil votes”) and later ruined his own one time grand old UNP, now down to ashes!
Champika Ranawake has baited the Modadasa and his followers.
Champika on his way to Prezzy Polls in 2024, thanks to Modadasa.
I am of opinion that the UNP should start right now and the good will of all of us can get rid of Prime Minister Mahinder Rajapakse in about 6 months their weak point is Cabral
Not only Cabraal the entire team is out to swallow remaining national wealth.
The cost of living will shoot through the Lotus tower.
Economy in the doldrums.
Parippu will be Rs 5,000 per kilo !
The anti-Sri Lankan policies at the behest of external forces caused the absolute ROUT of the former UNP. The Sri Lankan people realised that the Sri Lankan DESTINY is not with America and the West and unfortunately NOT WITH INDIA EITHER. I do not think India is either a friend or a relation but has acted as a BULLY towards Sri Lanka. Let GR with MR take OUR COUNTRY forward and may the TRIPLE GEM protect them and the cabinet. Sri Lankan people take heart, there will be difficult times ahead but give your support to the NATIONAL SLPP GOVERNMENT.
Yes indeed Mr Vajira Abeywardane there is no need to change the leadership now. This is mainly due to:
1. There is no one to lead; 2. Rajapakse’s love him.
Of course Amarakoon,
Rajapaksa will reinstate the UNP and its leader.
They are the best of friends !