Oct 31, Colombo: The secretary of Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party (UNP) Tissa Attanayake said that the party will take stringent action against the elements planning to disrupt the UNP convention scheduled to be held on December 01.
Addressing a media briefing Attanayake said that the party leader Ranil Wickremasinghe had advised him to give 'first aid' to such elements.
UNP activists revolted at the party convention held last year and damaged the UNP headquarters Sirikotha when the committee decided to reelect Wickremasinghe as the party leader. The party had to renovate the headquarters before the next convention.
Attanayake pointed out that the internal unity of the party is the most important aspect for the success of the party and amendments to the party constitution alone would not pave way to party victory.
UNP has planned to launch a new policy manifesto named 'Radical Statement' at the convention.
According to the party, the Radical Statement proposes a radical change which goes beyond the established methods to overthrow the current Rajapakse administration and to establish a political model with values which transcend share markets sans greed.
"This is a radical programme which Invest in people - Invest in values - Invest in the environment - Invest in social welfare - Invest in infrastructure - Invest in enterprises - Invest in jobs," the Radical Statement says.