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Saturday, 21 December 2013 - 7:54
Update :Video: Let us gather the opposition - says Opposition Leader during 55th UNP Convention
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Opposition Leader Ranil Wickramasinghe states that everyone, including opponents should band together, putting aside their differences, in order to obtain power from the government.

The Opposition Leader made this statement while speaking during the 55th annual convention of the UNP which was held at the party headquarters in Sirikotha today.

The 4 proposals which were presented during the convention which comprised of obtaining approval for the mechanism of the leadership council, abolishing the executive presidency, easing the cost of living and the establishment of a government that treats the public fairly, were unanimously adopted.

Close to 5800 UNP members including the leadership council members, parliamentarians and local government ministers took part during the convention.

UNP parliamentarians Sajith Premadasa and Thalatha Athukorala who refused to join the leadership council also took part in the convention.

In addition chairman of the leadership council Karu Jayasuriya, parliamentarians Gamini Jayawickrama Perera and Harin Fernando also addressed the gathering.



Update : Saturday, 21 December 2013 - 7:50 PM
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55th UNP Convention begins - 4 Proposals including those relating to leadership board approved

The 55th Annual convention of the UNP is currently being held at Party Headquarters Sirikotha.

4 proposals including those pertaining to the composition of the leadership board, abolishing the executive presidency, reducing the cost of living and the instating of a people friendly government were presented and approved at the convention.

Around 5800 party members were invited for today’s UNP Convention.


Update : Saturday, 21 December 2013 - 12:58
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UNP Convention to approve 4 proposals today

The 55th Annual convention of the UNP will be held at Party Headquarters Sirikotha at 9am today.

UNP General Secretary MP Tissa Attanayake stated that 4 proposals with regard to the composition of the leadership board shall be presented at the convention.

Around 5800 party members have been invited for today’s UNP Convention.

Meanwhile, Member of the UNP Leadership Board Kabir Hashim stated that although MP’s Sajith Premadasa and Thalatha Athukorala were invited to take part in the leadership board meeting yesterday, they had been absent.
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