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Some UPFA MPs opt to be in the opposition

5 September 2015 02:46 am - 30     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


In the wake of the two main parties agreeing to form the national unity government, some United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) MPs are hoping to inform Speaker Karu Jayasuriya that they would function as part of the opposition, a party leader said yesterday.

The UPFA and the United National Party (UNP) which agreed to form the national government had also agreed to share Cabinet portfolios.

Against this background, the UPFA MPs who are opposed to the formation of a national unity government are preparing a petition to be sent to the Speaker.
National Freedom Front (NFF) Leader Wimal Weerwansa told Daily Mirror said he believed that at least 50 MPs would sign this petition which would be handed over within the next two weeks.

He said he had learnt of attempts by the government to suppress dissent in parliament.(Kelum Bandara)


  Comments - 30

  • Channa Sunday, 06 September 2015 03:01 PM

    Ok ok next time ask them to contest seperately. Then one of them can be considered the opposition leader if they can enter the parliament.

    yahapala Saturday, 05 September 2015 10:44 AM

    Quote "attempts by the government to suppress dissent in parliament".Hope you can remember, you too did this when you are in then ruling party. "kala kala de pala pala de"

    Alex Saturday, 05 September 2015 07:28 PM

    This guy should be behind bars, not in parliament !

    Sapu Saturday, 05 September 2015 11:03 AM

    Take Dayasiri and Susil with you!

    Lima Saturday, 05 September 2015 08:19 PM


    Upul Saturday, 05 September 2015 08:40 PM

    FCID must give priority to investigate allegations against this guy and send him to the place where he belongs.

    Quintus Saturday, 05 September 2015 11:22 AM


    animale the mad Saturday, 05 September 2015 11:26 AM

    Political orphans.

    mnsmart Saturday, 05 September 2015 11:35 AM

    Beating the drum so loud to keep the attention

    de silva Saturday, 05 September 2015 09:11 PM

    All our politicians forget what they told and what they did.This a sickness they have.So don;t worry.

    Coconut Republic Saturday, 05 September 2015 11:47 AM

    Yes , create a another new party. What ever you do , will not bring you to the opposition in the parliament.

    kondaya77 Saturday, 05 September 2015 10:54 PM

    The last gasps before going to jail.!!!

    gamini Saturday, 05 September 2015 12:38 PM

    Frogs in the well. Make loud noise but no effect.

    nandanee Saturday, 05 September 2015 11:37 PM

    "Great spirits have often encountered violent Opposition from mediocre minds." ---- Albert Einstein

    Nandanee again Saturday, 05 September 2015 11:40 PM

    "When a politician is in Opposition he is an expert on the means to some end; and when he is in office he is an expert on the obstacles to it." ---- Gilbert Keith Chesterton

    Arun Saturday, 05 September 2015 12:43 PM

    This type of fraud politicians to be sent. ToThe jail there they can form a party with hisFriends

    S B Lokuge Sunday, 06 September 2015 05:43 AM

    So two wrongs make it right? Mahinda was kicked out because of that. So these crooks should be kicked out too.

    S B Lokuge Sunday, 06 September 2015 05:44 AM

    Yes, when there is a dictatorship no use making noise.

    Cobra Sunday, 06 September 2015 07:11 AM

    For Wimal and crowd next stop-HOME!!!

    Jaya Sunday, 06 September 2015 09:49 AM

    Only sounds. No action. Like rela mota dance.

    Googly Sunday, 06 September 2015 10:59 AM

    Give them Minister posts to solve the problem.

    Chandu Monday, 07 September 2015 04:44 PM

    Sad! Ungrateful people never remember the patriotic services Vimal,MR,Gota

    Dilshan Sunday, 06 September 2015 11:29 AM

    Take Dayasiri and SB with you!

    jayantha Sunday, 06 September 2015 12:10 PM

    Why want you make a deal with TNA and be part of a powerful opposition.

    Bimool Beeriwansa Sunday, 06 September 2015 12:21 PM

    All These Proposals comes from MR -

    upul Sunday, 06 September 2015 12:49 PM

    A suppression to eliminate corrupt ,raciest , rascles out from Sri Lankan politics.

    Raj Sunday, 06 September 2015 12:51 PM

    ara stage wala kiwwa "aluth anduma" mahala iwarada wimal machan?

    karthi Sunday, 06 September 2015 01:07 PM

    Everyone knows you are a double game man.First you must clean your name.

    Frank Sunday, 06 September 2015 01:12 PM

    Corrupted politician you have only loud and dirty mouth but no brain. MR lost his power and respect because of people like you. Be prepared to spend rest of your life in prison with your wife.

    Packeer Sunday, 06 September 2015 01:53 PM

    If you all start a new party you will legally lose your parliament seat. Well planned trap.

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