Crucial UNP meeting on July 19
Jul 14, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
A crucial meeting among the UNP Working Committee and the Parliamentary Group will be held on July 19 to consider the proposed changes submitted by the Reforms Committee.
UNP media spokesman, Gayantha Karunathilaka MP said the meeting will decide whether recommendations are progressive or irrelevant to the development of the party. If the final report is unacceptable new suggestions would be welcomed from the members attending the meeting on the same day, he said.
"Therefore, no exact date can be fixed for the special UNP convention which had been scheduled to be held on August 7. We have not yet come to a conclusion on the final report," Karunathilaka said.
He said a workshop was held for all UNP Parliamentarians and Provincial Councillors at the Galle Face Hotel yesterday on how to deal with the Government in the future and take the party forward leaving behind all setbacks faced by the party in the recent past.
The Ratification of the reforms suggested by the Reforms Committee appears to be invalid since there is overwhelming protest among the party members.
Prominent UNP leaders have already reserved their hostile standpoint over the reforms claiming the attempt was totally an eyewash." We wasted time and gave other parties a chance to ridicule us and to create splits among the party men" they had said.