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* Deputy leader of Sri Lanka opposition party strongly objects to extending tenure of leader
Sat, Dec 1, 2012, 10:36 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 01, Colombo: Deputy Leader of Sri Lanka's main opposition United National Party UNP) Sajith Premadasa says he strongly opposed the move to extend the tenure of the party leadership by 6 years.

During the party's annual convention today the deputy UNP Leader expressed his opposition to the move to extend party leadership saying that his opposition was, according to his conscience for the betterment of the party and the future victories of the party.

He has said that he as well voted against the proposal to amend the party constitution to hold election of senior leaders to the party every six years.

MPs Dayasiri Jayasekara, Karu Jayasuriya, Thalatha Athukorala and Buddhika Pathirana also voted against it.

Speaking at the party convention today, MP Premadasa said he firmly believes that the party leader should represent party at the next presidential polls but if the leader decides not to he will step in.

“If the present leader does not wish to contest under any circumstance, I wish to make this an opportunity to announce my willingness to contest as the Presidential candidate for UNP while providing leadership for the party as well," he has said.

The opposition party held its annual convention today at the party headquarters Sirikotha amid heavy security with the participation of over 5,100 invited party members.

The party barred 33 UNP members including parliamentarians Palitha Range Bandara, Palitha Thewarapperuma, and Ashok Abeysinghe, and provincial councilors Shiral Lakthilaka and Maithri Gunarathne, who lost their party membership for acting against party orders.



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