UNP Leadership extension proposal approved, Sajith objects
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The proposal to extend the time period of leadership by 6 years has been approved at the UNP convention today. However MP Sajith Premadasa objected this proposal.
The proposal was approved with a majority of 4978 voting for and 337 against. However, Sajith Premadasa stated that he will support the opposition leader Ranil Wickramasinghe at the next Presidential polls, also stating that he will contest if the leader does not contest.
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If Sajith is to contest with MR he will lose. The only one who can still give a fight to MR is Ranil, not anyone else. Sajith must be thinking just because his father was the President he is entitled to become the President of Sri Lanka.
The way things are happening in Sri Lanks President Mahinda Rajapakshe’s popularity is deteriorating. But, there is no better steel to rub shoulders with him. Without getting any dividend of ending the war people are still struggling for day to day existence. I don’t think that many people have much confidence in any politician.
this seems to be great .
Jeez! is the UNP so bankrupt when it comes to find an intelligent leader with leadership qualities? What has this guy had done for the betterment of the party over the last 15 years or so?
One thing is certain that His Excellency the President Mahinda and the UPFA Government can now be happy as they are 100% sure and confident that they will continue to be in power till 2021 or even more as there is no proper opposion leader in the UNP to contest Mahinda and the UPFA. Only a new political party will be able to buid a strong opposion in Sri Lanka. So Let me wish His Excellency the President and his team a prosperous future till Ranil is the Leader of the UNP. In short the UNP will die a natural death now as an alternative political force in Sri Lanka.
I salute thee, majority members of the UNP for electing deadwood to your leadership for the next six years. hey Guys, why not appoint your chosen “hal massa” to leadership for not six years but for sixty years. it won’t make a difference. You guys, the majority learned members of the UNP who voted for the lame duck dinasaur, I salute thee guys, all the best too.
Who else ,dear friends, can be the leader of the UNP?Mind you he has to have the undivided support of the minority if ever he is to form a govt. Ranil fits into the slot at the moment.As for his claims to the majority are some what bleak,Being a son of Esmond Wickramasinghe an avowed Christian and with a Colombo 7 mentality. No knowledge of rural thinking at all.Can he ever enjoy a cup of ranawara with a piece of jaggery and that also with a common villager?” He is destined to be in the Opposition for ever,of course with the blessings of the minority.