Sampanthan new opposition leader

3 September 2015 04:25 am - 47     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Speaker Karu Jayasuriya informed parliament that TNA leader R. Sampanthan was recognized as opposition leader in parliament.

He said no request had been made by the UPFA with regard to the post of opposition leader.

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  • sunil Thursday, 03 September 2015 10:15 AM

    This is what UNP and US wanted. we can see where we are going now.Yahapalanaya

    candy Friday, 04 September 2015 09:23 AM

    excellent...welcome . Samabanthan as the Opposition Leader..thorough in all 3 languages. matured intellectual .To Ranil and Maithree. Congratulations Good choice.the rest of the opponents in the opposition, are all waiting , thamunge BADA WADA GANNE saha BALAYE INNA KAMAWEDAYAK. , Issarakale mahindage kale waage..wimale itthage kata wahewi.. JAYAWEWA..

    Senthoo Thursday, 03 September 2015 10:20 AM

    Any useful by becoming oppsition leader?

    Sneaker Thursday, 03 September 2015 04:35 PM

    why not? good will come outof it not evil.

    Top Cat Friday, 04 September 2015 09:35 AM

    At least this is better than HORA-PALANAYA!!!

    juan Thursday, 03 September 2015 10:24 AM

    Congratulations, Mr.Sampanthan

    sobers Friday, 04 September 2015 09:39 AM

    Sampanthan is srilankan, so no fuss. Let us think good, see good and be good. No racism please, let us move forward and achieve the status of a developed country. EG, Singapore! No monkeys as premier says!

    Jayasingha Thursday, 03 September 2015 10:26 AM

    Very good decision. Another step towards a Sri Lankan Nation.

    Harsha Thursday, 03 September 2015 04:46 PM

    If we had this type of courageous leaders, the country would have developed in leaps and bounds in the past. Now really proud to be a Sri Lankan.

    Ken Friday, 04 September 2015 09:43 AM


    Sri Lankan Thursday, 03 September 2015 10:28 AM

    Good move. Showing good governance to the world, all are equal, no discrimination. Then, they cannot ask for separation. All blessings to Sri Lanka Island from Nature or Akanita Bambalova or Heaven or the universal controlling body for Karmaya.

    Ramzil Thursday, 03 September 2015 04:47 PM

    Tna have right to got opposition leader that very good move this is a real decision any other became opposition leader they show 24 seats n fight true way now parliament full by educated people

    Ganasara Thursday, 03 September 2015 10:30 AM

    Bohoma Hondhai....Hari maga gaman keramu. Jayawewa!

    shantha gamlath Thursday, 03 September 2015 11:28 PM

    Good and positive move.

    Kassa Thursday, 03 September 2015 10:30 AM

    EU, India and US people can sleep very peacefully now.

    chandradeva Thursday, 03 September 2015 11:31 PM

    It shows ALL Sri Lankan in one land. Happy.

    Tony R Thursday, 03 September 2015 10:34 AM

    A very progressive move towards reconciliation and consensus. The true democracy is on its way in Sri Lankan politics. Congratulations for the good governence!

    gamaraala Thursday, 03 September 2015 10:37 AM

    Brilliant ....... stunning ....... aand congratulations. .

    v.ravi sankar Friday, 04 September 2015 10:22 AM

    Declaring leader of the biggest opposition party which is not part of ruling coalition is the absolutely correct and democratic. It does not matter which party has how many seats, what matters while deciding the Opposition Party Leader position is which is largest opposing party to the Govt. Some of the claims from UPFA for Opp Leader post is irrelevant and baseless as long as they are part of National Govt. If they want Opp Leader position either they should come out of national Govt. or by split of UPFA and the separate group to be called by any other name and should have more MPs than TNA. Sri Lanka got an opportunity to prove democratic credentials and they should stick to it. While congratulating Sampathan, he should remember that now he is the Opp Leader of Sri Lanka not the leader of the Northern part consisting Tamil Areas. He should bring the attention of the Govt in power towards all the issues of the people of unified one great nation, called Sri Lanka.

    Jega Thursday, 03 September 2015 05:34 PM

    It is a good move by SL to show that it is the beginning of more good things that is going to happen in the future.

    dkoon Thursday, 03 September 2015 06:06 PM

    King Elara reborn

    Mason Thursday, 03 September 2015 06:09 PM

    Congratulations. We trust the appointment will pave the way towards reconciliation and harmony amongst the different communities.

    Unchikun Thursday, 03 September 2015 10:48 AM

    Hurrah! I am lost for words!

    Nimal Thursday, 03 September 2015 06:26 PM

    No need to jealous of it, TNA deserved this.

    Sham Thursday, 03 September 2015 06:28 PM

    Congratulation Sambanthan...........You deserve it

    nandun Thursday, 03 September 2015 10:52 AM

    I think this is a great idea

    V.I.S.Jayapalan poet Thursday, 03 September 2015 06:45 PM

    Congratulations Sampanthar. You are really a good leader. self determination of the Tamils Sinhalese Muslims and Up country Tamils will make Sri lanka a golden Federal paradise like Switzerland. .

    Bandula Thursday, 03 September 2015 10:55 AM

    We salute the integration of our peoplesRather than the disintegration. Democracy is beginning to bloom once again upon mother Lanka.Congrats to all those who contributed towards it

    Asokamala Thursday, 03 September 2015 10:55 AM

    Very good move by the current leaders. Six parties in Parliament. Two in opposition. TNA has more MPs than JVP. Hope TNA will use this position not to irritate racist elements in the south, but to develop living standards in north

    sd Thursday, 03 September 2015 10:55 AM

    people like you should be got rid off

    Kiris Baba Amaray Friday, 04 September 2015 06:55 AM

    Samanthan should not act self-centered only talking about Northern people.

    Sri Lankan Thursday, 03 September 2015 10:56 AM

    Those who do not like to change attitudes, to live as Sri Lankans get together, Please see the film MahaRaja Ajasath and identify the difference between Good and Bad, then what happen to people with bad ideas and try to change your conscience. Be careful, if you do not change, you have to suffer at the end.

    Desmond Jeromme Friday, 04 September 2015 06:57 AM

    Opposition Leader should think about Tamils who live in Colombo and Up-country not only North

    Saman Thursday, 03 September 2015 10:56 AM

    Good choice!!! Congrats Mr. Sampanthan :)

    lokka Thursday, 03 September 2015 07:06 PM

    development and peace is the first priority,,NO RACISM...please

    Bala Thursday, 03 September 2015 10:59 AM

    Yes he is eligible for all perks etc. of a Cabinet Minister and has DPL passport and can be received by or meet, equivalent foreign envoys.

    pandit Thursday, 03 September 2015 07:13 PM

    He will go for Ealam

    Bubble Banda Friday, 04 September 2015 07:00 AM

    In that case, Anura Kumara Dissanayake would have been the right choice, not Samanthan.

    pras Thursday, 03 September 2015 07:19 PM

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    upali Thursday, 03 September 2015 10:59 AM

    Reconciliation movig towards self determination.

    Desmond Friday, 04 September 2015 07:06 AM

    EVERYTHING DECIDED BY president.....hik hik hik hi..................?

    Asokamala Thursday, 03 September 2015 11:01 AM

    Very good move by the current leaders. Hope TNA will not use this position to irritate racist elements in the south, but to develop North. Better living standards for all Sri Lankans. Good luck

    Mandy Thursday, 03 September 2015 11:01 AM

    Yes we are going in right direction - but can YOU see it is the question.

    Vas Thursday, 03 September 2015 08:36 PM

    Congratulations Mr Sampanthar.Hope you will rise to the occasion and be an impartial opposition leader in holding the government to account on matters affecting the whole country, not just Tamil issues.History will judge you for your performance.

    Kadmin Thursday, 03 September 2015 08:48 PM

    It is good to see equity prevails. However TNA should not over use this given opportunity by passing resolutions against the majority will. They should learn how to see all the races than one eye on tamil issues. Best to resolve issues through dialogue. KADMIN

    Bala Hari Thursday, 03 September 2015 10:05 PM

    I am really feel proud to be Sri Lankan! This kind of move definitely will lead to a united and prosperous Sri Lanka!

    Rohan Thursday, 03 September 2015 10:05 PM

    Well done Mr. Sampanathar. Congratulations. Now you show the people what a good Tamil leadership you have.

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