Sec Gen of UNP in a hard-hitting statement said he would resign from his position following mobs surrounding Sirasa head office last night. He said that this was not the UNP he knew and it had taken a totally wrong and ugly turn.
Kabir Hashim’s resignation comes under the cloud of him being sidelined in favour of Akila Viraj Kariyawasam, who many consider to be the Prime Minister’s blue-eyed boy.
“We have differences of opinion with the station. But one cannot forget the service to the party for many years. We cannot condone this type of thugish behaviour”.