Arundika joins JO

17 September 2017 06:43 pm - 27     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Removed deputy minister of Tourism Promotion and Christian Affairs Arundika Fernando today officially announced that he joined with the Joint Opposition and said that he would work towards to topple the present government.

While addressing his inaugural JO press conference at the Vajirashrama Temple, Punchi Borella today , he said he would do what ever it takes to change the government being as an opposition member.

He said that he would make a written request on Tuesday (19) to the speaker of the House Karu Jayasuriya to allow him to be seated at the opposition side.

“I don’t expect to hold ministerial portfolio in the present government again. I was removed as I was ready to vote against the 20th Amendment. ” he said.

Also he revealed that some United National Party (UNP) backbench MPs and some Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) members are also to join with the joint opposition in future.

Meanwhile, Former state minister of Local Government and Provincial Councils Piyankara Jayaratne who resigned from his portfolio on December 2016 and represented as an independent parliamentarian  has also followed the MP Fernando’s move and joined with the Joint Opposition today. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)

  Comments - 27

  • Dhammika Sunday, 17 September 2017 07:09 PM

    Since you are a supporter of the JO you belongs there . A true politician must look back at what good he or she has and had done for his people and country , so that he or she could be proud of himself or herself . The average voter is not interested to know who is in power but what who in power has done for the people and our country. True and sadly what the JO is doing now is disrupting that progress that our country needs badly !

    GC Monday, 18 September 2017 01:58 AM

    I cannot disagree with you. One day this man is in the government. Then he gets sacked. The next day he is in the opposition criticising the government he was part of 20 or so months. Does this not speak lorry loads about his honesty, integrity, public service ethos and crookedness? It is a disgrace to the religion he was (pretending to be) representing. The government should get the Catholic Church's approval for the Christian Affairs ministers it appoint.

    veylon Sunday, 17 September 2017 07:16 PM

    he love more moneyvery easy money. via DM Android App

    D.K. Peter Silva Monday, 18 September 2017 09:13 AM

    That is the main reason why he joins with the looters.

    Sujeewa Monday, 18 September 2017 09:13 PM

    People measure others by their own standards. What VEYLON thinks about Arundika, is what VEYLON would do!

    Aruna Sunday, 17 September 2017 07:19 PM

    What else can a sacked person do!!

    Dilan Sunday, 17 September 2017 07:58 PM

    this s good for the GoSL... all these ppl who are playing both sides should leave the government

    ananda Sunday, 17 September 2017 08:30 PM

    All shit gathers in the pit. This is the reality. via DM Android App

    Aladeniya Kirimathaya Monday, 18 September 2017 09:19 AM

    Very true, loot at JO - are there any educated decent people in that lot. Not a single....

    LAnkaboy Sunday, 17 September 2017 08:31 PM

    It looks like those in the JO are people who are rejected by gov.. I think even Wimal would leave JO if he is given any minister post..

    Dennis Reeves Monday, 18 September 2017 09:16 AM

    True, I too heard that Wimal had approached MS begging for a Minister Post. very recently.

    Hora Polis Sunday, 17 September 2017 08:43 PM

    Con Man, the President didn't pay the 'ransom money' you asked, but the Rajapaksas did, and that is why you joined them. Now go and rot with the 'Sil Redi Horu'

    ARM Sunday, 17 September 2017 08:55 PM

    what else he will do when he can no longer bring ETHANOL

    Ronnie Bugger Sunday, 17 September 2017 09:07 PM

    Good riddance to garbage.

    surasena Sunday, 17 September 2017 10:21 PM

    Even the last two years he virtually doing what JO needs to do been in the government ranks, just like Wijedasa. There are a few other Trojans needs to be sacked, immediately.

    Upul Monday, 18 September 2017 04:42 AM

    One identified and sacked, but there are more like him.

    LP Monday, 18 September 2017 08:40 AM

    End of his political journey.

    Dr. A.C.B. Jayaweera Monday, 18 September 2017 09:06 AM

    Garbage will always gathers with the garbage, good example is stinking Arundika.

    Kottawa Ariatissa Thero Monday, 18 September 2017 09:09 AM

    He knew pretty well that he cannot do drug deals and Kassippu business being in the Govt, that is why he joins with the JO rotters who does everything freely.

    Thilak Monday, 18 September 2017 09:16 AM

    Garbage goes to where it belongs the dustbin!

    gamini Monday, 18 September 2017 09:20 AM

    who are you to topple the democratically elected govt. That is the job of the citizens and we will ensure rouges like you do not enter parliament again

    bandara Monday, 18 September 2017 09:21 AM

    just tell one thing that you have done in the last two years as a minister other than trying to topple the govt. from inside

    Kariyawasam Monday, 18 September 2017 09:40 AM

    JO is a dustbin and so no surprise......

    Anja Monday, 18 September 2017 09:56 AM

    I will not support JO anymore via DM Android App

    Lal Piyal Mendis Monday, 18 September 2017 10:37 AM

    There is a talk to say that you have received a bulk offering from Mahinda (2.8 million) and after that you decided to jump in to JO. true ???

    Anthony Monday, 18 September 2017 11:45 AM

    This is the type of Politicians we have today, they jump from pillar to post, why because they are power hungry and cannot live an Honest Life shame on you all.

    stardust Monday, 18 September 2017 12:46 PM

    Why cant they take him to courts for illegally importing ethanol via DM Android App

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