Powers to be delegated to the leadership council that is being proposed to end the crisis in the UNP were discussed when UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe met with Karu Jayasuriya and Sajith Premadasa this evening.
The meeting concluded a short while ago.
Wickremesinghe spelled out the functions of the Council and delegation of powers from the current party leader position during the meeting, Colombo Telegraph learns.
Meanwhile the United Bhikku Front, a group of monks affiliated to the UNP has suggested that the UNP Leader be assigned the position Senior Leader. Wickremesinghe told the monks and Jayasuriya and Premadasa during the meeting that the proposal would be put to the party’s working committee at its next meeting for decision.
Ranil-Sajith-Karu Meet To discuss Leadership Council Formula Today
ilyasfazly / October 16, 2013
How can one format a leadership council, when there is none around to lead !.another eyewash or a ” jillbole ” to roll about.
shankar / October 16, 2013
Thats the whole point.When you don’t have one adequate leader you create a leadership team of about 5.It is a good idea.I think switzerland has such a model.Nobody cares who the swiss primeminister is because she has not got much powers and has to make decisions with consensus.If hitler had a leadership team and had to get a consensus on decisions he would not have embarked on the disastrous russian campaighn which all his commanders opposed but could do nothing to stop because of his headstrong leadership.If there was a leadership council probably Germany could have ended the war with a peace treaty with satelite states under it like the soviet union.2 heads are better than one they say.
winston devalliere / October 19, 2013
SHANKAR, DID IT EVER ENTER YOUR MIND THAT THIS LEADERSHIP COMMITTEE MIGHT END UP KILLING MAHINDA AND GOTA ? I’M DEADLY SERIOUS.
THIS IS A ZIONIST PLAN HATCHED IN WASHINGTON. IT’S LIKE THIS, SEE? GET THE SANGHA TO PROPOSE IT. TAKE IT UP FOR DISCUSSION AND TALK ABOUT IT. HAND OUT MEDIA RELEASES ABOUT IT. GET THE PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT IT.
MAKE SURE THAT MAHINDA AND GOTA READ ABOUT IT AND SEE IT DISCUSSED ON TV. GET THEM LAUGHING OVER IT SO BLOODY MUCH THAT THEY WILL DIE LAUGHING.
IT’S A BLOODY INSIDIOUS PLAN. VICTORY WITHOUT A ‘SPRING’ SANS A SHOT BEING FIRED. WHAT A LOAD OF COK AND BULL THIS IS !!ABSOLUTELY NOTHING WILL GO RIGHT IN THE UNP FOR AS LONG AS RANIL IS EVEN ALLOWED TO REMAIN AN ORDINARY MEMBER OF THE PARTY. HE’SA CLOWN WHO NEEDS TO BE DRIVEN OUT OF LANKAN POLITICS ALTOGETHER. THE PROBLEM IS THAT NO ONE SEEMS TO HAVE THE BALLS TO SPEAK THE TRUTH FOR FEAR OF BECOMING UNPOPULAR OR ENGENDERING A BACKLASH.
tHE PROBLEM IN THIS COUNTRY IS NOT THE PEOPLE. NOT THE POLITICIANS. IT’S THE BUDDHIST CLERGY. CAN I TALK STRAIGHT ? PUT THE CLERGY AND OUR RACIST/BUDDHIST EXTREMIST CIVIL ELEMENTS IN THEIR PLACE AND THAT WOULD SOLVE 95 PERCENT OF OUR SOCIO-POLITICAL PROBLEMS. AND THAT, MY FRIEND, WILL SOLVE ALL OUR DEVELOPMENT/BUDGETARY PROBLEMS BECAUSE THE MONEY CHANNELLED INTO DEFENSE AND ALL THAT BULLSHIT CAN THEN BE EMPLOYED IN NATION BUILDING INSTEAD OF STOKING FIRES WHICH SUCK THE LIFEBLOOD OF THIS COUNTRY.
AMERICA, DESPITE THE DOLLAR BILL SLOGAN ” IN GOD WE TRUST” PROHIBITS ANY FORM OF CHRISTIAN LITERATURE, INCLUDING THE BIBLE, BEING BROUGHT INTO ANY PLACE OF EDUCATION OR A STATE INSTITUTION. NO RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION OR FOSTERING OF ANY RELIGION OF ANY SORT.
OUR PSEUDO-INTELLECTUALS DON’T HAVE THE BALLS TO SAY THIS OUT STRAIGHT BECAUSE THEY FULLY REALISE THE TRUTH OF IT AND ARE S..T SCARED OF THE IMMEDIATE VICIOUS BACKLASH THAT IT WILL EVOKE. WHAT A JOKE ! A BACKLASH FROM PROFESSED HOLY MEN AND ADHERENT OF A O-CALLED ‘DHARMISTA’ DOCTRINE, OF ‘AHIMSA’.
FU..S, ALL THE ADHARMISTA AND HIMSA HAVE GROWN OUT OF RELIGIOUS/RACIST EXTREMISM IN THIS COUNTRY AND THE YELLOW ROBE THAT HAS FOR CENTURIES BEEN RULING WITH AN IRON FIST HAS NOW BEEN SPONSORED BY THE GOVERNMENT VIA THE BBS, RAVANA ETC.S AND NOW BROUGHT INTO THE OPEN BY THE UNP.THAT MASSIVE MEME IN THE SOCIO-POLITICAL LIFE OF THIS COUNTRY HAS SO FAR BEEN IGNORED BY OUR EDUCATED IMBECILES WHO POSE OFF AS PSEUDO INTELLECTUAL POLITICAL COMMENTATORS.
WE ARE IN TRUTH GOVERNED BY THE UNELECTED WHO CONTROL THE ELECTED
THAT’S PART OF THIS CULTURE OF INTELLECTUAL DISHONESTY. THE LACK OF INTELLECTUAL INTEGRITY, THAT IS THE BANE OF THIS NATION.THE HANDS THAT KILLED BANDARANAIKE REMAIN STRONG AND RELEVANT IN THE REAL CORRIDORS OF POWER IN SRI LANKA.
ANOTHER CURSE IN THIS COUNTRY IS THAT IT IS WIDELY ACKNOWLEDGED THAT SOME BOOK LEARNING MAKES YOU AN INTELLECTUAL. BULLHIT ! IF YOU LACK INTELLIGENCE, THE INTELLECTUAL DEPTH TO TRANSLATE KNOWLEDGE INTO A DYNAMIC FOR PROGRESS , FOR PROBLEM SOLVING, IT SIMPLY MAKES YOU AN EDUCATED IMBECILE. AND THESE BLOGS ARE REPLETE WITH SUCH IMBECILES. LEARNED INANITIES AT BEST.
WE CAN, I SUPPOSE, THANK OUR STARS, THAT THE MAJORITY OF READERS TOO LACK THE ABILITY TO REALLY UNDERSTAND WHAT THESE IMBECILES ARE SAYING IN THEIR BOUTS OF SO-CALLED ‘SPIN’ IN THE MEDIA INCLUDING BLOGS SUCH AS THE CT.
THEY HAVE LUCK ON THEIR SIDE AND HAVE GOT AWAY WITH THEIR COCK AND BULL PURELY BECAUSE WE DO NOT HAVE A VERY WIDE INTELLECTUAL READERSHIP.
IF WE HAD, AS THE FAMED AMERICAN LAWYER/INTELLECTUAL GIANT ONCE SAID LAUGHINGLY OF THE MASS OF AMERICAN IDIOTS WHO OFTEN LAMPOONED HIM IN THE PRESS: ” I have suffered from being misunderstood, but I would have suffered a hell of a lot more if I had been understood.”
SO IT’S ALL A CASE OF A LACK OF IN-DEPTH COMPREHENSION.
lUCKILY, WHAT IS LEFT UNSAID IS NOT BEING UNDERSTOOD. ELSE, OUR ACADEMICS AND INTELLECTUALS WILL BE IN ‘HEAP BIG SHIT’ AS THE SIOUX BRAVE SAID OF THE INDIAN CHIEF WHO DIED OF INDIGESTION.
THE GOVERNMENT NEED NOT WORRY ABOUT ANY ‘SPRING’ IN THIS BURGH CALLED SRI LANKA,A NATION OF PIPSQUEAKS , OR ‘GREAT PATRIOTS’ WHO BOLTED FOR THEIR LIVES WHEN SOME JOKER AT THE FORT RAILWAY STATION YELLED ” ONNA KOTI AVILLA”
SO EASY TO BE THE TOUGH GUY WHEN YOU HAVE A SUPERIOR WEAPON IN YOUR HAND OR IF YOUR PHYSICAL STRENGTH IS SUPERIOR TO YOUR OPPONENT’S.
EVEN IN THESE COLUMNS ONE FINDS SELF-PROCLAIMED ‘INTELLECTUALS’ DERIDING CONTRIBUTORS OF COMPARATIVELY LESSER BOOK LEARNING. BUT ONE OFTEN FINDS MORE INTELLIGENCE IN THE COMMENTS OF THOSE SUBJECTED TO THEIR DERISION, ALBEIT LACKING FLUENCY IN PRESENTATION, THAN IN THE VERBOSE HYPE OF THE DERIDERS.
THE SO-CALLED ‘UNEDUCATED’ PREMADASA’S INTELLECTUAL ABILITIES WERE GOOD ENOUGH TO PUT TO PUBLIC SCORN THE SO-CALLED BETTER EDUCATED ‘ ‘INTELLECTUALS’ WHO WERE SWEPT OFF THE POLITICAL SCENE IN EVERY ELECTION HE FACED.
HE ROSE ABOVE THEM AT EVERY STRATA.
I SUPPOSE THERE WILL BE SOME CHEAPSKATES WHO WILL CAVIL AT MY FORTHRIGHTNESS IN COMMENT. THERE IS A WORD FOR THEM IN THE STATES ; “SUCKERS”. i SIMPLY LOVE CRUSHING MAGOTS INTO THE GROUND. IF THE TRUTH BE SAID I’M A SADISTIC GUY WHO SIMPLY LOVES TO P.SS ON THOSE MAGGOTS. CAVEAT EMPTOR !.
Don Stanley / October 16, 2013
Right on! Bottom Line is: WHO is the NEW UNP Leader?
Seems there are NO Leaders in the UNP today.
The party has imploded and is dead.
It only remains to be buried.
This is the shameless, morally and intellectually corrupt looser, Ranil Wickramasinghe’s, great achievement as party leader!
Lets have a FUNERAL for the UNP and declare it dead and make TNA the official opposition in Parliament.
SanVaa / October 16, 2013
So, Sampanthan or sumanthiran leader of the opposition.
Max Silva / October 16, 2013
A bunch of jokers!
h weerasekera / October 16, 2013
It will never work.
batticha / October 16, 2013
SAJITH HAS GONE TO TEMPLE AFTER VISITING RANIL.WHEN SAJITH COME TO TEMPLE WHAT MAITHREEEEE AND CHIRAAAALA WAS DOING IN THE TEMPLE.
RANIL SHOULD BE CARE FUL WITH THOSE BUDDHIST MONKS IT IS OBVIOUS THAT THESE MONKS PLAYING A DOUBLE GAME.IF NOT WHY REFOMIST WERE THERE.
batticha / October 16, 2013
NAYAKATWA MANDALAYA NEVER GOING TO WORK
Haaratha Aseeyuh / October 21, 2013
I read Dr. De Valeer’s PhD thesis with great
interest. His plot about America, more importantly
unravelling a sinister plot, deserves a Nobel
Prize. I did not know there were such brilliant,
far thinking minds in Sri Lanka. I had wanted to
commit suicide in desperation. After read Dr. Valeer
I will not. I know there is more to read.