No show by SB
UNP National Organiser and Central Provincial Council Opposition
Leader S. B. Dissanayake was a noticeable absentee at the presentation
ceremony of the United National Alliance (UNA) policy frame-work at
Malwatte and Asigiriya Chapters in Kandy on Saturday.
Dissanayake was also absent at the inaugural ceremony of the
formation of the UNA in Colombo recently.
Meanwhile, UNP supporters and the party organiser for Yatinuwara have
expressed dissatisfaction over the UNP's vehicle rally not stopping at a
reception at Kadugannawa on Friday. Yatinuwara organiser and CPC
Provincial Councillor Nihal Goonesekera and his supporters had been
waiting for nearly four hours to receive Opposition Leader Ranil
Wickremesinghe at the reception. But the vehicles with Wickremesinghe
passed without stopping near Kadugannawa Bodhiya where the reception was
to be held.
This had angered the Yatinuwara organiser who had reportedly thrown
away the sheaf of betel with which he was to receive Wickremesinghe,
saying he was ending ties with the UNP. He was also absented at the
UNA's policy presentation ceremony in Kandy on the following day.