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I have neither here nor there now: Somawansa

12 July 2015 03:58 pm - 27     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Former Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) leader Somawansa Amarasinghe has decided not to contest the upcoming general elections and withdrawn from the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to form the United National Front for Good-Governance with the UNP, JHU and some SLFP breakaways.

Speaking to Daily Mirror, he said he would never collaborate with the UNP despite his losing a chance to contest the elections.

Amarasinghe had earlier decided to join Pivithuru Hetak National Council chairman the Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thera to contest the elections.

However, since the JHU had signed an MoU with the UNP, Amarasinghe said he had no party to contest from.

“We could not form a new party as we had planned to, due to the rules of the Elections Department. My plan was to collaborate with the Pivithuru Hetak organisation. But today I came to know they had joined up with the UNP, which I have been criticising for a long time over their misdeeds and offences. How can I work with the UNP if I have self-respect?” he asked.

He said if he joined the United National Front for Good Governance, he would become a joke to the JVP.

“I am neither here nor there now. I have no party to contest from. I will have to wait until the next elections,” he said.

The former JVP leader had quit the JVP and vowed to form a new front from which he said he could serve the people in a way the JVP had failed to do. (Piyumi Fonseka)


  Comments - 27

  • DJ Monday, 13 July 2015 08:03 AM

    Please relax at home, we citizens need some peace

    suresh Monday, 13 July 2015 08:10 AM

    Good riddance !!

    Raymonds Monday, 13 July 2015 08:32 AM

    R I P :-)

    jaypee Monday, 13 July 2015 08:37 AM

    Sir, How old are you now? At least you have to wait another five years for a general elections. In my opinion you should have remained in JVP as that is the cleanest party at the moment.

    Bokku Kata Monday, 13 July 2015 08:44 AM

    Chandrika lookout! Next will be you.

    The God Father Monday, 13 July 2015 08:54 AM

    Uncle, you are a lost man, politics wont do for you, Anura is much better leader than you, pls give up politics, go home and play with your grandchildren.

    Bippity Boppity Boo Monday, 13 July 2015 09:03 AM

    You where nowhere and now you are nowhere. No change Mister.

    Nihal Amarasekera Monday, 13 July 2015 04:34 PM

    Spent force with really nothing spent.

    Grace Monday, 13 July 2015 01:14 PM

    WHY NOT ...ANY SECTION AT KANATTE WAITING TO WELCOME YOU...WITH THE NOTICE OF ...the death is announced of D.E.M.O.Cracey..loving spouse of T Ruth..................!!!!!??????

    MOHAMED ASHRAFF NAZIM Monday, 13 July 2015 04:36 PM

    Ultimately you are no where Sir, you are cleaned bowled. Before taking a decision you have to think twice

    Onlooker Monday, 13 July 2015 09:44 AM

    Get lost. You were always nowhere.

    Jayamini Monday, 13 July 2015 09:48 AM


    ANTON Monday, 13 July 2015 01:48 PM

    DELOWAK ATHARA..............

    Prem Nath Monday, 13 July 2015 01:52 PM

    Oops,you never had anything anyway.

    Sapu Monday, 13 July 2015 10:43 AM

    Do you seriously think scare tactics work anymore?

    Damien Sunday, 12 July 2015 11:02 PM

    Everyone should work to defeat the UNP to save sri Lanka from a revival of terrorism.

    VT Monday, 13 July 2015 11:02 AM

    You and myself may be 6 ft under when the next election takes place.

    ghafa Monday, 13 July 2015 01:01 AM

    Who cares, Good Bye sir. see you at the next election

    Fair N Square Monday, 13 July 2015 02:04 AM

    Pls take Vasu, Dew, Dinesh and all oldies with u..... leave this elections for the young generation to bring the country back to civility...

    Premalal Monday, 13 July 2015 04:07 AM

    Reality dawns at sunset.

    Push Monday, 13 July 2015 11:56 AM

    It is time you retire and look after your family

    Yapa Monday, 13 July 2015 04:33 AM

    Stay where you are, no party will accept you, they know your record.

    sarath Monday, 13 July 2015 05:09 AM

    Sorry Mr Somawansa you have no place to go. Please go back to England. What you were craving was to sit in the front row with high profiled politicians of other political meetings.

    Dishum Monday, 13 July 2015 06:21 AM

    So much for your experience in politics. First you stepped down from the leadership of JVP saying the next generation should take over. Then you start insulting and contradicting the new leader in public. Now you deserve to be nowhere!

    Wellington Monday, 13 July 2015 03:24 PM

    Every one should work to defeat the UNP and The SLFP OR UPFA, they have runied rhe country for 63 years, we need change

    Fassey Monday, 13 July 2015 06:31 AM

    What a pity after leaving the JVP he has become a political orphan now.

    Bala Monday, 13 July 2015 07:19 AM

    Heis neither here or there in mind as well. Joker in the pack with nowhere to go.

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