Sept 19, Colombo: Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party (UNP) provincial councilor and Attorney Maithri Gunaratne has withdrawn the case filed against the party leadership and the attempt to amend the party constitution to extend the tenure of the party leader.
Gunaratne has said the case is withdrawn since the lawyer appearing for the party leader has informed court that the amendments to the party constitution were only proposals.
He has added that the lawyer had further noted that the proposals would be submitted at the next party convention.
The UNP Leader's lawyer has told court that the decision to extend the term of the party leadership for six years was only a proposal and was not an amendment to the constitution.
Gunaratne filed a case against the UNP leadership and the party's Working Committee before the Mount Lavinia District Court and the court issued an enjoining order restraining the UNP from acting on the constitutional amendment to extend the tenure of the party leader to six years.