Thevrapperuma suspended from UNP for manhandling, abusing Ranil in filth
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Kalutara District UNP MP Palitha Thevarapperuma, who manhandled the party’s National Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe at Wednesday’s parliamentary group meeting, was suspended from the party yesterday.
Informed sources said that the notice of suspension had been served on Thevarapperuma and also copied to the Disciplinary Committee of the UNP.
According to the UNP leader’s complaint Thevarapperuma abused him in filth, grabbed him by the coat and attempted to drag him back to the chair immediately after he had got up to leave the meeting.
Thevarapperuma’s grouse was that two of his nominees had not been included in the Kalutara District candidates’ list for the forthcoming Western Provincial Council Election, a senior parliamentarian who was present at the meeting said. “No matter what the issue was it was very ugly to see one our colleagues behaving in such a rowdy manner. He not only abused the leader in raw filth but also grabbed him by the coat and attempted to drag him back to the chair. If not for the others intervention, Mr. Wickremesinghe may have even been assaulted. I feel ashamed to be in the company of such an MP.”
(Courtesy: The Island)
This makes Hom Thevarruperuma MP, a hero for he stood for his people.
The UNP leadership committee is again trying strong-arm tactics in enforcing its will on the members of the UNP.
What’s required here is consultation, consultation with all stakeholders in the decision making process. Wonder whether the nomination borad of the UNP ever developed a a list of key stakeholders and and undertook consultations with key stakeholders and considering their viewpoints in decision making.
The failure to involve key stakeholders has resulted in frustration being manifested in public. I wouldn’t blame the offender in this instance, I would rather reason as failure of due process that resulted in this incident.
When will Sri Lankans learn to be “inclusive” in their day to day lives, in every action they perform. Sri Lankans should learn that the the “other” person involved in the process is more important than those undertaking the process. That is what democracy is all about.
At least one had guts to challenge Ranil. It is high time for Ranil to step down and hand over the leadership so that UNP can be built again to challenge the MR regime.
RW should seriously take notice that ‘coming colour no good’ and make a hasty retreat so that new blood could take over and be a constructive alternative to the present regime.He and some of his cohorts are under the impression that he is irreplaceable and the party would collapse sine his puerile leadership. Great leaders like DS had to leave at the height of their political career. Nothing serious happened to the party or to the country. RW TAKE NOTE- THE WRITING ON THE WALL IS QUITE CLEAR AND BOLD AND EVEN LOUD.
However the actions of MP Thevarapperuma cannot be condoned. He has no right to resort to thuggery and filth.