RW under pressure to hand over UNP crown
Posted on November 4th, 2018

Courtesy Ceylon Today

Ranil Wickremesinghe is under severe pressure to hand over leadership of the UNP, Ceylon Today reliably learns.

UNP sources said a number of senior former Ministers had met Wickremesinghe at Temple Trees today and told him in no uncertain terms that  a ‘fresh face’ was the need of the hour if the UNP is to be victorious in future elections.

Sajith Premadasa was suggested to be the new face to the UNP as his speech received rapturous applause. The massive crowd that  thronged the vicinity in Colpetty a few days ago protesting the ouster of Wickremesinghe broke into thunderous applause the moment Premadasa took the stage, giving a clear indication that Ranil should hand over leadership to young Premadasa, sources who witnessed the episode said.

2 Responses to “RW under pressure to hand over UNP crown”

  1. Charles Says:

    But Sajith lacks self confidence. Once when he was asked by a group of UNP activits lead by I think Rosy Senanayake, Sajith said that Karu Jajayasuriya is the suitable man to take over the leadership.

  2. Dilrook Says:

    Sajith is the best in the UNP to win the next presidential election. It is obvious. UNP has all minority votes in its kitty. It only needs 37% of the Sinhala Buddhist vote which Sajith can muster more than any other UNP leader. A UNP without Ranil will be far more dangerous to the JO/SLPP as they are used to Ranil since 1993. That is 25 years.

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