Responding to recent comments in the media about the party stand with regard to MP Ravi Karunanayake the second most senior Parliamentarian in the government and UNP Minister Ameratunga said “MP Ravi Karunanayake played a key role in getting this government into power.
We are in government thanks to people like Ravi. Therefore the President and Prime Minister must resolve Ravi’s issue and get him back to play a role like he did in 2015.The party needs his organizational ability the Minister said, with elections less than 14 months away the party needs him. Minister John Ameratunga completes 40 years as a parliamentarian on the 18 th of October 2018 . A feat achieved by a handful of parliamentarians. A parliamentarian who has never been unseated in his political career.