Wednesday, August 17, 2011

UNP Reformist Group Holds A Protest Campaign Demanding the Change Of Party Leadership

Thousands of United National Party (UNP)supporters gathered at the Viharamaha Devi Park in Town Hall,Colombo this evening for a protest demanding  current UNP Leader Ranil Wickremasinha to step down from the Party Leadership and hand over the position for Deputy UNP Leader Karu Jayasuriya.

The UNP Reformist Group led by the leader MP Sajith Premadasa and MP Dayasiri Jayasekera organized this protest and "Satyagraha" which is earlier decided to held in front of the United National Party Headquarters "Sirikotha"in Pitakotte this morning.However the Protest in front of Sirikotha was challenged when the Gangodawila Magistrate Court has today ordered the Police not allow anyone to Protest.Public Gathering or Procession in front of "Sirikotha:'.

While respecting the Court Decision the UNP Reformist Leader MP Sajith Premadasa has announced that the planned protest and "Satyagraha " has been shifted to Viharamaha Devi Park.Addressing the Rally Deputy Leader of the UNP MP Sajith Premadasa has said that the current leader should end the contract he is having with the Government to retain his Party Leadership and should resign from the leadership with immediate effect."Party needs a Change he has pointed out."It doesn't matter if he holds the Opposition Leader Post,What really matters is his resignation" he stressed.

Meanwhile there are reports that a pack contains "Wasps" found in side the Park where the rally was held.


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