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SF to be or not to be an MP: decision today

8 February 2016 08:15 am - 13     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The decision on whether or not to appoint Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka as a member of parliament will taken today by the United National Party's working committee.

Party sources said the working committee would meet the party leader -- Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe -- at Sirikotha this afternoon.

It was reported that Field Marshal Fonseka was among those who were proposed to fill the vacancy created by the recent demise of Minister M. K. A. D. S Gunawardene. Field Marshal Fonseka signed an MoU with the UNP led United National Front (UNF) last week.

Meanwhile, the Secretary General Parliament, Dammika Dassanayake told Daily Mirror that no swearing in had been arranged yet for this week in parliament. Parliament will meet on Tuesday February 9, 2016. He said the House had not received a gazette notification from the Commissioner of Elections in order to make preparations to swear in a new MP.(Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 13

  • Riri Heen kenda Monday, 08 February 2016 05:38 PM

    Surely SF should be taken in to parliament and offered a portfolio. He is an honest, upright and straight forward person who can stand up to Rajapakske gangsters. On the top of all he is the one who crushed LTTE and brought peace to the country . I which him all the best

    Lanka Watch Monday, 08 February 2016 07:17 PM

    defence should always remain with the President duringpeace time and law and order position may fit SF. Therecould be a cabinet reshuffle.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Monday, 08 February 2016 09:42 AM

    SF should be given the Defense, he knows how to handle the looters who are hiding now.

    Desmond Jeromme Monday, 08 February 2016 09:44 AM

    If he is given the right place, no doubt with in a month he will bring all the culprits of the previous regime behind bars.

    Bubble Banda Monday, 08 February 2016 09:48 AM

    After SF, Weerawansa also like to join UNP, why???? is he so scared?

    Kadupol Jothywansa Monday, 08 February 2016 09:49 AM

    Ranil should give more powers

    Desmond Jeromme Monday, 08 February 2016 09:51 AM

    Let wait and see how RW is going to play his dangerous triumph card using SF as a powerful instrument. Only PM has that talent.

    Man Monday, 08 February 2016 11:39 AM

    Only Wijedasa and Vajira are against SF as they are Mahinda Rajapaksha loyalists, for ever.

    onlooker Monday, 08 February 2016 11:46 AM

    Yes, first he called RW sir, next the leader , Mr. Wicremsdinghe and finally Ranil. Now what ?

    Tissa Monday, 08 February 2016 12:07 PM

    SF should be appointed to the parliament and to be given responsible position to him relevant to countries defense, as a country we must use his talent to the benefits of our country, specially develop the discipline of the police department, road traffic rules, etc. we can not expect bright country with out using such people to the development of the country.

    usoof Monday, 08 February 2016 01:51 PM


    Badur Monday, 08 February 2016 02:03 PM

    SF is a good military officer but miserably fail as a politician. It also contradicts UNPs decision not to nominate a defeated politician. Someone like Sally stakes a better claim. via DM Android App

    sunil.wijetilleka Monday, 08 February 2016 03:46 PM

    During the.general elections. The Democratic party did not ask people to vote for SF. The massage was to keep the Rajapakse group out of power. To do that the UNP had to be voted into power. That is why SF did not get elected.. In a normal election with out the threat of a dictatorship, he would.have won.a.sear from Colombo.

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