Sajith Group to chargesheet Ranil
The Sajith Group is to chargesheet UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe for allegedly violating the party constitution inspite of Thursday’s Working Committee ruling that members have to obtain the leadership’s permission to hold press conferences or public meetings.
Southern Provincial Councillor Maithri Guaratne told The Island yesterday that freedom of speech was guaranteed by the country’s Constitution and no party could violate that right.
Questioned if it was correct for them to disregard a constitution that they had agitated for, he said that the UNP leader had overridden the law on numerous occasions and was therefore not entitled to speak of discipline.
When asked if it was not wrong to disregard constitutional provisions after accusing others of doing it, Gunaratne said that Article 8 of the UNP Constitution was a broad section and did not prohibit the right to freedom of speech in essence or spirit.
He said that the Sajith Group would continue to hold media briefings and public meetings to air their views and did not consider it unlawful.
It was Wickremesinghe who had to be hauled up for indiscipline for repeatedly behaving in a dictatorial manner, while accusing President Mahinda Rajapaksa of doing just that, Gunaratne said.
The charge sheet against Wickremesinghe, which would contain a minimum of ten allegations, was in the process of being drafted and would be handed over to the UNP General Secretary shortly, he said adding that they would insist on a retired judicial officer being appointed to conduct an investigation.
The same procedure should be followed in inquiring into the suspension of the Kotte UNP Organiser and WPC member Shiral Lakthillake and Matara District MP Buddhikka Pathirana and Wickremesinghe’s nominees would not be accepted, Gunaratne noted.
Courtesy: The Island
SP is has no backbone to openly confront RW, at their meetings. Even when others confront the UNP leader on behalf of SP, he backs out. SP is all bravado outside in his own hometown. In any case, SP will be the worst leader UNP will have, knowing his past. MR will be happy with RW as UNP leader for many years to come, as he is UPFA’s best campaigner and vote winner.
We have never heard servants or slaves chargesheeting
their masters. It is absurd for SP to meekily get into
backyard and squeak about a challenge to his leader.
He should prove that he has a majority to take over the
reins of his party.Till then RW can enjoy the the plums
as the Leader of the Opposition for many many years to come.
the end has begun; I sincerely hope the end for the Wickremasinghe-Jayasooriya-Attanayake-Karunanayake combine in the UNP. Like the Arab summer which blew down many dictators in the Arab World, it is going to be summer in the UNP.
Ranil Wickremasinghe while campaigning for ex Army Chief, Retd Gen Fonseka at the las presidenetial elections, stood up in Vavuniya and said “Poda, Madayan, Poda” to mahinda Rajapaksa. Now the message to ranil is getting clearer and clearer by the day, “Poda Ranil Poda”.
Goodbye, Sir Ranil, hope the end will be short and painless. A quick exit Ranil, that will heal the years and years of pain that you caused to 20m.
It is you Ranil, who planted and cultivated the set of Golliwogs who rule our land. It is your ego and stupidity Ranil, which ended up creating the monstrous R Family.
Sir Ranil, depart with grace before you dragged down the streets hooked to the back of a three wheeler.
From Prime Minister in 2003 to the leader of a Party whose sole representation is in the CMC under the leadership of Muzzamil, a minority too. Shame on you Ranil, that’s where you have lead us, the suffering masses who voted green for the past 60 years.
Ranil Shriyan Wickremesinghe ordered and witnessed the execution of hundreds of innocent young men from Kelaniya area in his torture chamber in Batalanda in 1989 which was confirmed by the Presidential Commission of Inquiry which comprised retired judges. Since Ranil Shriyan Wickremesinghe committed these horrendous crimes in Batalanda, Ranil Shriyan Wickremesinghe had to abandon not only his electorate of Biyagama, but also the Gampaha District. Since these murders Ranil Shriyan Wickremesinghe is an MP without an electorate – thanks to his uncle Junius Richard Jeyawardene’s constitution. Ranil Shriyan Wickremesinghe recruited a convicted killer and hardcore criminal Gonawala Sunil as his secretary. Ranil Shriyan Wickremesinghe’s secretary Gonawala Sunil went around killing and intimidating people Ranil Wickremesinghe wanted to be silenced. When Ranil Shriyan Wickremesinghe was the education minister, officials at the education ministry used to call Gonawala Sunil as Ranil Shriyan Wickremesinghe’s husband. Gonawala Sunil is one of the earliest criminal gang leaders in Sri Lankan underworld. Gonawala Sunil had major connections with the UNP government at that time. Gonawala Sunil was convicted of the murder, and was serving in prison when he was famously released on a presidential pardon given by President Junius Richard Jayewardene just before the 1982 presidential election. Gonawala Sunil was involved in the massacare of 53 prisoners at Welikada Prison in 1983 and gang raping a 14 year old girl in 1982.
Ranil Shriyan Wickremesinghe’s corruption in “LH Plantations” has been highlighted with excruciating details by his very close friend Mangala Pinsiri Samaraweera. Ranil Shriyan Wickremesinghe’s very close family members own several media outlets which promote Ranil Shriyan Wickremesinghe and help to prolong Ranil Shriyan Wickremesinghe’s political survival.
Ranil Shriyan Wickremesinghe has lost seveeral elections. Under Ranil Shriyan Wickremesinghe’s ‘leadership’ the UNP has several of high-profile MPs, hundreds of other elected officials, and millions of voters. Most obviously, because Ranil Shriyan Wickremesinghe’s appoints the Working Committee of the party that has the only leverage over the leader, and keeps shuffling that Committee to keep it loyal to him. Also because Ranil Shriyan Wickremesinghe still controls party lists for elections and can effectively block people out of the political process altogether, at least under the UNP. Finally, however, because Ranil Shriyan Wickremesinghe is still fawned upon within a small circle in the party and because he is still supported be a small coterie of loyalists dating back to his school days.