SLMC to contest with UNP

2015-07-02 10:18:00

The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) is planning to contest the general election with the United National Party ( UNP) , its leader Rauff Hakeem said today.

Mr. Hakeem who was approached by a few journalists when he was coming out of UNP headquarters Sirikotha last afternoon said he was on his way after a meeting with UNP leader and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and his party had decided to sign an MOU with the UNP soon.

The SLMC was originally planning to contest alone but Mr. Hakeem said the SLMC later decided that it was advantageous for the party to contest with the UNP. (Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 21

  • Amila Thursday, 2 July 2015 15:50

    Win against MR. Otherwise MR will put this country on E Bay with a price tag.

    Reply : 19       135

    Gune Thursday, 2 July 2015 17:56

    Amila, one of the best comments i have seen in a long time. well said

    Reply : 13       60

    Domiya Thursday, 2 July 2015 21:38

    Well said Amila.

    Reply : 6       34

    radio Saturday, 4 July 2015 10:56

    Amila its very funny and true comment

    Reply : 0       1

    Lankaputhra Thursday, 2 July 2015 15:53

    MOU to be disclosed to GP.

    Reply : 1       44

    Premalal Thursday, 2 July 2015 15:57

    How many times have you done this and how many times have you dumped them? The UNP leadership should have their heads examined.

    Reply : 4       76

    Bala Thursday, 2 July 2015 16:02

    Yea advantageous. Get the MPs in and then cross over when it suits like last time

    Reply : 1       72

    Premalal Thursday, 2 July 2015 18:39

    Once in they sell their seats to the highest bidder

    Reply : 2       27

    great move Thursday, 2 July 2015 16:06

    thats great move..

    Reply : 14       22

    usaguy Thursday, 2 July 2015 16:14

    wow I am beginning to like RH. one of the best decisions he has made. I am sure all the Muslims will appreciate this move. together with the Tamil votes you can get the majority in the new parliament and work with the president to make SL a better place to live. via DM Android App

    Reply : 12       56

    Saman Thursday, 2 July 2015 16:15

    He knows he is not going to get his pound of flesh from MR!

    Reply : 3       50

    DEEN Thursday, 2 July 2015 16:17


    Reply : 14       36

    Mansoor Thursday, 2 July 2015 16:22

    I cant call this as a good move by UNP. If UNP depend too much on these guys definitely their demands will hit the sky . Where BBS will have a golden spoon to stir the tranquility. RW should have a clear command on any pacts with them. Country and the people first before the party.

    Reply : 3       33

    Madlin Thursday, 2 July 2015 16:27

    Why not MRs party this time. via DM Android App

    Reply : 3       23

    kgb Thursday, 2 July 2015 16:30

    UNP should contest alone without SLMC. Remember what happend at the last general election

    Reply : 4       47

    RW to remember the LAst general election Thursday, 2 July 2015 17:51

    RW to remember the LAst general election. How hakeem acted. so do not be cheated this time to

    Reply : 1       16

    Gune Thursday, 2 July 2015 17:59

    This fellow Hakeem, attacked the UNP and RW just 10 days ago in parliament. Today he is entering into marriage with the UNP. Hakeem the opportunist and it beats me how he dupes the muslim community

    Reply : 1       21

    TJ Thursday, 2 July 2015 18:08

    And then cross over?

    Reply : 2       23

    Ramzadeen Thursday, 2 July 2015 23:25

    Rauf Hakeen can decide what he wish but he is not the sole authority representing Muslims of Sri Lanka. He can go with UNP or any P, we Muslims must decide the best.

    Reply : 1       19

    Upali Friday, 3 July 2015 11:06

    /when MR wins you will be in his camp.

    Reply : 2       4

    Adam Saturday, 4 July 2015 11:43

    SLMC tries to rob the votes of UNP.

    Reply : 0       0

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