UNP has been united to oust Rajapaksa regime – Ranil
Leader of the UNP Ranil Wickremesighe said yesterday that the party has been united following the recent annual convention and a cohesive unit was in place, to oust the Mahinda Rajapaksa regime before it completes its second term.
Speaking to the media in Colombo,he said that a strong team comprising seniors such as Karu Jayasuriya, Gamini Jayawickrema Perera, Joseph Michael Perera and Tissa Attanayake, ably assisted by youth leaders such as Sajith Premadasa, Ravi Karunanayake and Wasantha Aluvihare, were poised to take on the government and “finish it off ” in the new year.
The Rajapaksa regime, has been taken aback by the UNP’s new found unity and are scared of being ousted from power, he said.
“The Grama Charika programme,comprising grass roots level meetings and protests was progressing well.On January 26,2011, we will bring a million people to Colombo, to highlight the unbearable cost of living, failure to grant public servants the pledged salary increase and violation of democratic freedoms.”
Matara District UNP MP, Mangala Samaraweera said that all attempts by the government to disrupt the UNP’s annual convention, had proved futile.
The impact of the massive rally that would be held in Colombo on January 26,he said would shake the very foundation of the Rajapaksa regime and be the launching pad for the installation of a UNP administration.
Courtesy: The Island
ranil your team will not be able to united,unless you give up your selfish attitude towerds the unp.An the otherthing is Mr.Sajith to think twice weather he is going to work together with you,I think ther is no future for UNP with you.
Mr Wickremasinghe has got it all wrong. The new constitution in the UNP is not worth the value of the paper on which it is written.
What is required of the UNP is effective opposition in the Westminster model of government. The opposition in Parliament should be an alternative to the Government in power.
The UNP does does not have any credible policies that can garner the support of its voter base and the support of drifting voters. It has nothing to offer in terms of socio-economic issues and in the arena of international relations.
The UNP should set-up a shadow cabinet and assign subjects to its shadow cabinet ministers. The shadow ministers should research, consult with the masses and evolve credible policies and strategies that the UNP will adopt if given Governement.
Mr Wickremasinghe’s offer to finsh off the UPFA Government prior to the end of its term, speaks of vengeance. If Mr Wickremasinghe succeeds in finishing off the UPFA Government, that will amount to replacing the existing leadership with an alternative set of incapable leaders.
So Mr Wickremasighe, please listen to the ex PM, Mr Wickremanayake who has recently observed that a planned and organised approach is essential for effectve governance.