Meanwhile, the Southern Provincial councilor Maithree Gunaratne has criticized Karu Jayasuriya for accepting the chairmanship of the leadership council and thereby giving validity to an illegal move and has said that the problems faced by the UNP have worsened due to the newly-appointed leadership council.
He has further stated that the leadership council would only provide temporary solutions to the party’s problems, and through it, Ranil Wickremesinghe has conspired to demote the United National Party to the third political force in the country.
The Trade Union organization of the UNP, the Jathika Sevaka Sangamaya has also accused Karu Jayasuriya for shattering the hopes of the party members.
The deputy organizer of the Jathika Sevaka Sangamaya Ananda Palitha, has accused Jayasuriya of having made a big betrayal by misleading the United Bhikku Front through his decision to accept chairmanship of the leadership council.(niz)