Rosy out for Ranil’s scalp over latest electoral debacle
UNP Colombo District MP Rosy Senanayake yesterday openly blamed her party leader Ranil Wickremesinghe for the latest electoral debacle suffered by the party and called for the head of the leader saying he must accept responsibility
She said, “successive failure calls for change- and immediate change.
Following is the text of her statement:
It is with considerable anticipation that party stalwarts, such as myself, awaited the results of Saturday’s provincial council elections. At a time when incompetent and corrupt practices of the government such as the hedging deal disaster, blatant corruption and disregard to essential safety in selling contaminated fuel are damaging the country – and at a time the cost of living keeps escalating, it would have been a time to see a positive benefit for the main opposition party, the UNP.
However, it is puzzling that the performance of our party, especially compared to the results of 2006, has deteriorated further. We have lost strong holds such as Minuwangoda and Trincomalee and the overall percentages tell their own story. Such a situation is unprecedented and it is clear that the policies and strategies of the party have had an undeniable role in this unmitigated disaster. The ‘wait-and-see’ attitude and the indecisive and ill-thought out policies of the leader have played a significant role – and as such, it is time for the buck to stop passing. The party leader must accept responsibility and must look within himself as to how such a verdict was given by the voter against all commonsense thought.
The once proud and unshakable block vote of die-hard UNPers has eroded to such an extent that when it comes to voting, despite their loyalty, they stay away or make other choices. It is also clear to all within the party mainstream that the resolve of those who voted for that party for generations has collapsed and that they say in one voice that the leadership must produce results – or at least some gains – in an indicative election of this nature. They are also clear when they say that successive failure calls for change – and immediate change.
Apart from being a member of parliament, I am first and foremost a member of the UNP – and the day that we ignore the grass root responses and fail to take the necessary actions, we will slide further into ignominy. In a democracy, the role of the opposition is a significant one where it has to guide the government in the correct path, exposing and fighting irregularities and personal whims. Such corrections must be sustained and committed and not half-heated and symbolic. We have given up on issues that are vitally important, especially on constitutional changes and corruption, where commitment from the leader has been sadly lacking in forcing the executive to change.
It is clear that we have failed in our task in representing our people from a positioning of strength due to many unhealthy relationships and a give-and-take attitude that favour a few. Therefore the time has come for those at the helm of the party to do what is right and to accede to the wishes of the UNP voter who is the fundamental reason we are in politics for.
Courtesy: The Island
Adala wedak nehe Madam,Please join with MR
adanawa nevi adenawa RW giya kiyala oya chyanda dinanna be hitya kiaylath dinannath be hodam wade nayakthwaya baradeela pakshayata weda karanaeka . SAJEETHTA dunnoth denaida kiyala katada kiyanna puluwan.RW welawa hari ne ekai parasne RW colaba hathe katha gamata dana eka thamai
lokuma prassne.gamat one MR kathawa e wachana set eka RW thama ahulagaththe ne neeeeeeeeeeeeee.ithin kohomada denaneeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.RW suddata namena eka thawath prassnayak eka kawadda nathara karanne edata lakun wetenawa gamen nathnam nneeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee hama damaa bennnneeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.
Please don’t waste your energies. Hon RW will never ever relinquish his position.
He is extremely dumb headed and his best friend in the whole wide world, HE MR, will never let him be forced out.
Hon RW is similar to the proverbial “7 year curse”; when you are in a “7 year curse” the best you could do is to learn to live with it.
Rosy, Hon RW is slowly but steadily driving the UNP to its grave. It is best that you along with the forward looking youth of the UNP breakaway and go your own way.
Come elections, Hon Karu J will be standing as an independant. Hon RW will contest as well and there’s going to be Retd Gen SF. Guess who will be the winner?
Can you see where we are heading? We will soon be reading Mahinda Chintana Chapter 3 with chinese noodles replaving rice as the staple food.
Decisive action now Rosy, may save the day.
‘Rosy, Rosy, polla genen aliya maranna’
RW is a traitor who signed a treaty with VP to sign away the N-E as if it is his to give away. People will never forgive him for that.
UNP has no effective leader. They are even more corrupt. Corruption is worse in India. Our politicians are not as that bad.
A very angry looking Rosy in the picture.
The leader, of course, is pedalling democracy in London.
Rosy, don’t let him come back; talk to the British Tamil Diaspora and have arrested on War Crime charges, for aiding and abetting with the “settapochchi” man.
THE UNP NEEDS A CHANGE IN LEADERSHIP IF AN IOTA OF DEMOCRACY IS TO SURVIVE IN SRI LANKA IN THESE TRYING TIMES.
UNP: Thy end cometh.
This is not the beginning of the end. It is almost the end of the end.