Wednesday, March 18, 2009

UNP Leadership Crisis Worsen-Party Working Committee Created A Senior Leader Post

Working Committee of the Sri Lanka's Main Opposition United National Party(UNP)today decided to Create a Senior Party Leader Post in addition to the existing Party Leader Post.This step was taken after Heavy pressure put on to the UNP Leader and the Opposition Leader Ranil Wickramasinha by Majority Members of the Party to step down from party leadership.

Earlier it was reported that UNP Leader sent a message to the rebel MP'S who preasurising him to stepping down, his willingness to step down from the party leadership.Secretary of the UNP Tissa Attanayaka, Party Chairman Rukman Senanayaka and Deputy Chairman Gamini Jayawickrama Perera convey this message to the members on behalf of the UNP Leader at a special party meeting held yesterday.

However Most Senior Party Members urged that the UNP Leader done this trick in several occasions earlier when he was under pressure to quit from Party Leadership by sending messages to the Party Meetings without attending them.This time too he did the same and they do not believe him unless he himself making a statement regarding his resignation Members stressed.UNP rebel MP'S also said that Ranil will be given a Senior Party Leader post after stepping down from party leadership and Opposition Leader Post.

Ranil Wickramasinha was asked to stepdown from the Party Leadership by the Rebel MP'S of his Party was due to the UNP'S failiar of winning recently concluded Provincial Council Elections.

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