This Sunday, Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka has an analysis of the current political situation called ‘Get A Grip’. As a short preview here are some of his comments on the current state of the UNP as symbolized by its reduced 65th anniversary celebrations. This post also include a photo gallery from that event.
President Jayewardene would never in his worst nightmares, have thought that the 65th anniversary of the United National Party would have been commemorated in the Centre named after him. The Jayewardene Centre was used for exhibitions and gatherings of Friendship societies etc, and not the anniversaries of the UNP which can usually fill an indoor stadium. It is not as if Mahinda Rajapakse used state repression to reduce the numbers attending the UNP anniversary celebration. No, it has taken Ranil Wickremesinghe to confine to the Jayewardene Centre auditorium, what used to be the country’s largest single political party!
For more read the Leader this Sunday.