UNP head office attacked by dissidents
Scuffles have broken out at the headquarters of Sri Lanka’s main opposition after the party voted to retain the leadership of Ranil Wickremasinghe.
United National Party (UNP) MP, Dr Jayalath Jayawardene told BBC Sandeshaya over the telephone that serious damage was done by the protesters to the UNP head office, Sirikotha.
Several vehicles including the general secretary’s car was damaged by a group who carried placards against Ranil Wickremasinghe.
Tissa Attanayake, MP, later told journalists that the police failed to provide adaquate security despite a written request but the police denied it.
‘Karu, Sajith, Dayasiri’
Mr. Wickramasinghe has been re-instated as the leader defeating the challenged posed by the former deputy leader, Karu Jayasuriya, MP.
The placards held by those who attacked bore the slogan, “our hope is Karu, Sajith, Dayasiri,” said Dr Jayawardene, the assistant general secretary of the UNP.
On Monday’s election, Sajith Premadasa, MP, was elected as the deputy leader while provincial councillor Daya Gamage was elected as the national organiser defeating Dayasiri Jayasekara, MP, who supports Mr Premadasa.
Dr Jayawardene said police who arrived at Sirikotha after the attack have been trying to disperse the crowds with the help of those who challenged the Wickremasinghe leadership.
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Law and order, Blue Brothers style. These guys will never give up to maintain their tenacious grip on power icluding manipulation of the opposition.
Are we winessing an end to democracy?
Watched the video. The crowds resemble Mervin the Vermin’s peoples. Secret hands at work.
Dear Mr. Udurawana,
Why stop at Blue Brothers? Wind it back to the time of the father of Open Economy JR. Did’nt he quite brazenly and unashamedly declare a week’s holiday for all police Stations inthe island soon after his famous landslide victory? Perhaps his nephew RW is rehearsing
his uncle’s Lessons.RW IS DEFINITELY THE LEADER UNP DESERVES AT THE MOMENT.With his Christian background and minority support he will do the needful to the Party.
Behind this all incidents I know very well Tamil maharaja is actively fingering using sirasa media what is prabhakaran failed to do maharaja is the duplicate to build a Tamil nation in Srilanka with several tamil M.P.’s some people will think this is a false story but very near future people can realize what is happen
Ane Massiney Radawo! Don’t believe in these Sirasa tactics. They are only rehearsing “Dawal Migel -Ra Daniel ” play in the open public highway.They are blood cousins.