Parliamentarian Mano Ganeshan insists that the leadership of UNP led grand alliance should be given to parliamentarian Sajith Premadasa irrespective of whoever heads the UNP. However, Mr. Mano Ganeshan said his party will not contest along with the alliance if the leadership is not given to opposition leader Sajith Premadasa.
Meanwhile, UNP Parliamentarian Harshana Rajakaruna says that they will oppose any move to appoint a leadership council in order to take decisions on behalf of UNP. He says that present leaders should vest leadership responsibilities to the opposition leader Sajith Premadasa. Speaking at a media briefing held yesterday at the office the Leader of the opposition, MP Harshana Rajakaruna said most party members prefer this kind of move. He added that the decision that is to be taken on this Thursday regarding the leadership will be of paramount important.
Parliamentarian Ashu Marasinghe said the UNP’s leadership issue will be solved by Thursday. He made these remarks at a media conference held in Party headquarters Sirikotha yesterday. Addressing the gathering the parliamentarian also stated some members of UNP are planning to form another party. These efforts will damage the image of UNP. Therefore, the UNP parliamentarians should act with responsibility to solve the leadership issue as soon as possible, he added.