Ranil has no ground to stand. But, Karu and Sajith don’t appeal much either (like anyone can be better that Ranil). Karu for his part crossed over to the government for ministerial perks and is now back in the UNP. What kind of policies will UNP have if he is the leader? I could only imagine the same as that of the government. Karu, because he defected to Mahinda’s cabinet and defected back to the UNP, is too unreliable to be a leader.
Sajith? I’ve heard that he’s done some good stuff in Hambantotta, But he simply repeats what Mahinda says most of the time. I think he’s just trying to imitate Mahinda. And until now he hasn’t had the backbone to stand up against Ranil. He’s also playing a covert game, making Karu the leader for now and then hoping that he could be the leader next. In this way he can deviate some of the firing he might be getting if he wanted to be the leader.
Anyway, this dude Dayasiri Jayasekara has been pretty cool. I don’t know much about his background but I can see him as a guy who can appeal to the common man. Unlike many others in the UNP, the dude actually makes sense when he says something. So, I think he would be a good alternative for Ranil.
Anyway this is the first time I’ve heard him speak in English. I reckon the bloke is trying.
Check this out: Ranil’s dancing?/waving for Indunil Gangulal