Premier urged to form independent UNP government


Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was urged to form an independent UNP government, by the United National Party (UNP) backbenchers, today.

The request was made at a meeting held with Prime Minister Wickremesinghe at Temple Trees, this morning.

The meeting was convened to evaluate on the recently held Local Government elections and to discuss on party’s future plans.

Relating events which took place at the meeting, MP Mayantha Dissanayake said, ‘The PM was very attentive and flexible throughout the meeting and he patiently gave an ear to the opinions of all backbenchers’.  

Furthermore the MP said that the UNP backbenchers openly expressed to the PM, the need to form an independent UNP government and to take a lead in the development of the country.

He added that the need for reforms within the party was also stressed during the meeting.

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