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Replace me if you want: Nimal Siripala

8 April 2015 02:02 pm - 16     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

Opposition Leader Nimal Siripala de Silva, in an emotional speech asked those agitating for his removal to do so if they wished to. He said he would respect any ruling by the Speaker in this regard.

He made this remark during various points of view raised in the House over the post of opposition leader.

Mr. De Silva said a group of MPs developed the argument that he as an MP from the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) could not cling on to the post because the party had become part of the government.

“If I cannot hold the post as a member of the UPFA, then no other MP from the UPFA can also stake a claim for it," he said.

His remarks were received with applause by government members while opposition MPs, pressing for a replacement responded with sarcasm. (Kelum Bandara and Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 16

  • Puran Appu Thursday, 09 April 2015 10:31 AM

    What we have now is a virtual dictatorship, leaving no democracy. So, SLFP should be in the opposition. Something wrong with Sri Lankans !

    lionheart Friday, 10 April 2015 07:32 AM

    Please get yourself a dictionary and find the meaning of "Dictatorship"...

    upali Thursday, 09 April 2015 10:47 AM

    Very good Nimal you can not act as OL because of your links with Mr Sirisena. You seems to be doing a double game.

    balla Thursday, 09 April 2015 10:51 AM


    balla Thursday, 09 April 2015 10:51 AM

    Yahathin Palayauw

    balla Thursday, 09 April 2015 10:52 AM

    Aiyo Sirisena!Aiyo Siripala!Now go!

    luckyweeramantry Thursday, 09 April 2015 04:21 PM

    Catch Me If You Can!

    luckyweeramantry Thursday, 09 April 2015 04:46 PM

    NOW There Is New Govt Forming Within The SLFP

    anura 1 Thursday, 09 April 2015 11:59 AM

    Dinesh Gunawardena is a very fine gentleman who knows the democratic parliament traditions very well. A patriotic son of a patriotic father who fought against colonial rule .

    mithra Wednesday, 08 April 2015 07:49 PM

    This is a result of a long term communist plan by Dinesh. The appropriate Sinhala saying is "Ange idan kana kanawa".Similar thing had done by Wimal to JVP and Gammanpila to JHU. They flock together.

    gamaya Wednesday, 08 April 2015 08:30 PM

    With or without 19th amendment we seem to be getting closer to election time.

    Podi Seeya Wednesday, 08 April 2015 08:38 PM

    Well said, buddy. Keep up your spirits. MS, RW and the people are with you.

    Cyril n Wednesday, 08 April 2015 08:41 PM

    Dinesh is power hungry ably supported by Wimal/Vasu/Udaya. Realistically and democratically Sampanthan of the TNA should be the leader of opposition .

    Wednesday, 08 April 2015 09:20 PM

    to solve the problem consult ex maharaja s astrologer. via DM Android App

    Citizen Wednesday, 08 April 2015 09:26 PM

    This is the road end to Denesh!!

    Kali Thursday, 09 April 2015 01:57 PM

    Same apply to My3

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