Former Health Minister Tissa Attanayake today launched a new political party named as the‘United Citizen’s Front’ and invited those who had been suppressed and intimidated by the ‘yahapalanaya’ government to join the new party.
Mr. Attanayake was appointed as the leader of the party.
“Our party policies are based on liberal and democratic beliefs with the economic policies being a mix of trade and welfare. As a new party, we are facing several hurdles because we are in middle of a parliamentary election. However, we are not discouraged and the launch is only the beginning,” he said.
Mr. Attanayake said the present government was not a government of Mr. Clean but a government of an imperial regime and the United National Party (UNP) would be defeated at the parliamentary election.
“United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) will secure more than 115 seats and we will support them. UNP members and supporters fed up with this ‘Yahapalanaya’ government can join us,” he said.
Mr. Attanayake is the former UNP General Secretary who pledged his support to ex-president Mahinda Rajapaksa at the January 8 presidential election. The UPFA has included Mr. Attanayakein its national list. (Lahiru Pothmulla)
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Comments - 18
Sikuru Wednesday, 22 July 2015 06:13 PM
End of the political carrier of a bankrupt politician
Mason Wednesday, 22 July 2015 06:14 PM
This will be your last bit of politics. We are sure we will not hear about you again after the elections.Good bye.
kamalhot1 Wednesday, 22 July 2015 06:15 PM
You can have MR and the team after the election, because they have no where after.
Saman Wednesday, 22 July 2015 06:19 PM
Lifetime politicians and those dependent on them for a living...
sobers Wednesday, 22 July 2015 06:20 PM
men without any vision wasting time and money.
Athslana Wednesday, 22 July 2015 06:57 PM
I hope the front and back are the same for this party. Or has Tissa got some backing from elsewhere?
Random Wednesday, 22 July 2015 11:11 PM
Thissa Thissa oya pakshaya ara wenath paksha thibeda ??
mee massa Wednesday, 22 July 2015 07:01 PM
He is a dud coin from either side, he was not given nominations as he is not genuine, all faces in the media table are new and no calibre on them, he tried to creep into UNP failing which forming a dud party.
ajith Thursday, 23 July 2015 10:16 AM
ho ho ho ha ha ha ha , sorry cant stop laughing at this desperate man who was health minister for only 2 weeks. ho ho ho ha ha ha................... sorry tissa
TONY Wednesday, 22 July 2015 07:18 PM
ARE YOU FED UP WITH MR SO SOON. DONT WORRY WITHOUT YOU IN UNP THEY HAVE STARTED WINNING. NOW UPFA WILL START LOOSING ELECTIONS AFTER ELECTIONS
Premalal Wednesday, 22 July 2015 07:19 PM
When he jumped from the UNP we thought that he was mad. Now we know that he is mad.
Mushtaq Thursday, 23 July 2015 10:21 AM
True. Yet another political stage for culprits
VT Thursday, 23 July 2015 10:33 AM
Tissa and his party can R.I.P.(Rest in Peace)after the elections.This is certain.
das Wednesday, 22 July 2015 08:00 PM
Ram Thursday, 23 July 2015 05:51 AM
Ec first chech the application for signature .
Samantha Perera Thursday, 23 July 2015 06:06 AM
This is a good move for the frustrated UNPers.
yahampath nalin Wednesday, 22 July 2015 08:46 PM
must be all , political refugees , no place to go ,
de silva Wednesday, 22 July 2015 05:52 PM
Who will believe you.
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