Written by Bella Dalima
28 Aug, 2014 | 9:42 pm
On Monday, on Prime Time News, we commenced seeking the opinions of UNP supporters from across the council on the Leadership Council.
During the last few days we brought to you the views of UNP activists from Biyagama, Matara and Galle. Tonight, we feature the views of UNP activists from Colombo.
UNP activists in Colombo opine that the victory achieved by J.R. Jayawardene in the electoral front is not through the appointment of Leadership Council.
Colombo UNP activists say that the current leadership could learn from the activities of J.R.Jayawardene who led the party to victory by working together with R.Premadasa who emerged from the public and subsequently appointing him as his successor.
Municipal Councillor of Kaduwela MC, Udeni Kaluthantri expressed these views:
[quote]This is a time period where the wealth of the country is being exploited. The flora and fauna of the country are being sold for the wants and needs of ministers and the rulers. It is at such times that the people rally around the United National Party. A large force has gathered around us however. The party is being led by a foolish institution known as the Leadership Council. The council is led by Karu Jayasuriya and a majority of the people in it are foes of the party. As municipal councillor, as party member, as the Chairman of the Jathika Sevaka Sangamaya and as a Deputy Chairman of the party, I clearly state that if we are to work against the oppression of the government we need to completely reject the Leadership Council. If Ranil Wickremesinghe and Sajith Premadasa unite then we will have no competition against this government. I request Karu Jayasuriya who destroyed the party to go home. Else party members like us will have to continue to face hardships.[/quote]
Media Secretary of JSS Port Authority Branch, Amarasiri Walpola expressed these following views;
[quote]The Leadership Council will result in the destruction of the entire country. Our party is destroyed, the party members are disgusted. However, our party members will rejoice once Karu Jayasuriya announced that he is stepping down from the post of leadership council chairman. People like Mangala Samaraweera who branded the UNP as terrorists are of no use to the party, all they do is destroy the party. The party members are left helpless. People like Mangala Samaraweera and Karu Jayasuriya definitely need to move out of the party. Only then will this party move forward. Our leader Ranil Wickremesinghe and Sajith Premadasa should join hands and move forward.[/quote]
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