SLMC to contest with UNP

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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)

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  • radio Saturday, 04 July 2015 10:56 AM

    Amila its very funny and true comment

    Amila Thursday, 02 July 2015 03:50 PM

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

    Lankaputhra Thursday, 02 July 2015 03:53 PM

    MOU to be disclosed to GP.

    Ramzadeen Thursday, 02 July 2015 11:25 PM

    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.

    Premalal Thursday, 02 July 2015 03:57 PM

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

    Bala Thursday, 02 July 2015 04:02 PM

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

    great move Thursday, 02 July 2015 04:06 PM

    thats great move..

    usaguy Thursday, 02 July 2015 04:14 PM

    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

    Saman Thursday, 02 July 2015 04:15 PM

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

    DEEN Thursday, 02 July 2015 04:17 PM


    Madlin Thursday, 02 July 2015 04:27 PM

    Why not MRs party this time. via DM Android App

    Mansoor Thursday, 02 July 2015 04:22 PM

    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.

    Adam Saturday, 04 July 2015 11:43 AM

    SLMC tries to rob the votes of UNP.

    kgb Thursday, 02 July 2015 04:30 PM

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

    RW to remember the LAst general election Thursday, 02 July 2015 05:51 PM

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

    Domiya Thursday, 02 July 2015 09:38 PM

    Well said Amila.

    Gune Thursday, 02 July 2015 05:56 PM

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

    Gune Thursday, 02 July 2015 05:59 PM

    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

    TJ Thursday, 02 July 2015 06:08 PM

    And then cross over?

    Upali Friday, 03 July 2015 11:06 AM

    /when MR wins you will be in his camp.

    Premalal Thursday, 02 July 2015 06:39 PM

    Once in they sell their seats to the highest bidder

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