UNP approves new party constitution

The new constitution of the United National Party was approved a short while ago during the party’s convention at Sirikotha, Pitakotte today (December 12).

UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe today addressing the Special Convention of the party called UNP supporters to rally round to defeat President Mahinda Rajapaksa before he completes his second term.

He said the senior members and youth leaders of the party should team up to defeat the current regime.

Earlier the Convention got off to a smooth start with minor distractions when some of the supporters who had not received invitations scaled over the walls and gates and entered the area,  but they were not able to get into the main hall.

Mr. Premadasa,  on arrival was cheered by his supporters.

Party Deputy Leader Karu Jayasuriya said they hope to bring millions of supporters  to Colombo for the proposed Janabala Meheyuma procession on January 26 to mark the first anniversary of the Presidential elections.

He said that the LTTE inflicted the biggest damage to the UNP and today former LTTE members Karuna, Pilliyan, and KP are enjoying privliages from the government.

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