Sri Lanka’s main opposition to discuss crucial issues at the next WC meeting on Aug 17

Aug 10, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s crisis-ridden main opposition United National Party (UNP) says that crucial decisions would be made at the next Working Committee meeting of the party scheduled for August 17.

The Working Committee is also to discuss the forthcoming local government elections and the partys nominations for it.

UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake says internal conflicts in the party would lead to a disastrous situation if not resolved immediately.

He said the party has failed to live up to the people’s expectations while the entire opposition in the country had failed to come together as a joint force at the required time.

He reiterated that the internal conflicts in the party had contributed to the failure in the opposition.

Attanayake noted that the criticism leveled against the party leadership by some party members would be discussed at the next Working Committee meeting.

Citing the break-away of former Ministers Lalith Athulathmudali and Gamini Dissanayake from the party, Attanayake observed that punishing the people who have raised issues would be harmful to the party.

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