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* Buddhist prelate points out need to replace leadership and Working Committee of Sri Lanka major opposition
Wed, Nov 23, 2011, 11:58 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Nov 23, Colombo: A Buddhist prelate of Sri Lanka has written an open letter to Opposition and United National Party (UNP) Leader Ranil Wickremasinghe criticizing the current situation of the party.

The Anunayake of the Ramanna Nikaya and Chief Incumbent of the Sarananda Vihara in Anuradhapura, Ven. Girambe Ananda Thero has said that the UNP Working Committee consisted of persons without a backbone who could not understand the unfortunate plight of the party that once held the largest vote bank and impact on the country.

The Thero, in an eight-page letter explaining the party's downward path so far, has observed that the Working Committee has become a deaf and blind school and has pushed the party towards destruction.

He has pointed out that the party that enjoyed a five million vote bank has now been reduced to 1.7 million.

The Thero has said that the Working Committee members and their unwise decision making is the cause for the current downfall of the UNP.

Ven. Ananda Thero has finally stresses that Wickremasinghe and the Working Committee led by him needed to be replaced.

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