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Opp. leader only concerned with NE: PHU

16 October 2015 09:48 am - 10     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

The Opposition Leader is not paying attention to the concerns of the people unless they were related to the North or East, Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) General Secretary and UPFA MP Udaya Gammanpila said today.

“It seems the Opposition Leader is only concerned about the whats happening in the North and East though he is responsible for taking up matters connected to the whole country. It is clear that he is not going address these issues even in the future,” he told a news conference.

Mr. Gammanpila said the posts of President, Prime Minister, Speaker, Opposition Leader and Chief Opposition Whip were from the ‘swan’ group and as such the government is only bowling harmless balls to the opposition so that it could score sixes easily.

He said Chief Opposition Whip Anura Kumara Dissanayake had been described as a ‘Red Elephant’ by his predecessor Somawansa Amarasinghe and in such a scenario we cannot accept the opposition to address the people’s concerns.

“Mr. Dissanayake is always taking up issues of Indian fishermen poaching in Sri Lankan waters or the Avant Garde controversy which is of no value anymore,” Mr. Gammanpila said.

Meanwhile, he accused the Prime Minister of using inappropriate language in parliament and as such requested teachers and parents to check whether the Prime Minister was out of the country before bringing students to parliament. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

  Comments - 10

  • TONY Saturday, 17 October 2015 12:20 PM


    jolly bird Friday, 16 October 2015 03:30 PM

    Teach the CODE OF CONDUCT to GAMPANPILLA first via DM Android App

    රටේ රාල Friday, 16 October 2015 03:43 PM

    Well said Mr. Gammanpila your voice is most valuable to get rid of this injustice.Keep up good work

    usuf Saturday, 17 October 2015 02:46 PM

    Mr.Gammanpila seems to be a briefless lawyer depending on d political stooges & thugs wanting to incite communal tension. via DM Android App

    Aquarius Friday, 16 October 2015 03:46 PM

    This empty vessel will look for anything and everything to draw some attention to himself.

    Paths Saturday, 17 October 2015 04:23 PM

    SAMPANTHAN is a MATURED politician.He sure wil attend to the needs of the people irespective of their ETHNICITY.Anyone bringing to his atention their NEEDS, he sure wil attend.But it is only natural he cares for the needs of the Tamil speaking people who r treated as 2nd class citizens.We should remember over a MILLION Tamils have LEFT the ISLAND for Austalia, Canada

    suresh Friday, 16 October 2015 04:41 PM

    At least he is concerned of the people of the NE ,who are by the way citizens of this country. But you are not concerned about anyone other than your old master and your own pocket

    Lima Friday, 16 October 2015 04:45 PM


    Lolo Friday, 16 October 2015 05:40 PM

    geez if he is an empty vessel what is mayithree?

    Ranjit Friday, 16 October 2015 06:22 PM

    So, according to Mr. Gammanpilla, the Avant Gardeissue is no value anymore for him.

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