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SLPP member and National Local Government Federation (NLGF) Chairman Udeni Athukorala said today that the Unity Government might delay the General Election, that is to be held in 2020.

He said as the Unity Government seems it does not honour the public opinion and keep delaying the local government elections.

“UPFA General Secretary, Minister Mahinda Amaraweera recently said the election would be held before the end of the year and repeatedly says it for the last two years, but nothing seemed to have materialised. Against this backdrop, the 2020 General Election will also be delayed similar to the LG polls,” he said.

The NLGF Chairman condemned Minister Amaraweera’s statement and said he (the minister) was brought to the fore by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa but he hurls insults at him.

He said the Ministers in the Unity Government scared to face the elections and intended to fulfil the needs of certain foreign countries by selling Sri Lanka's assets and gaining unlawful profits.

Mr. Athukorala further said that SLPP May Day rally would be held at the Galle Face Green, and for the first time in the history, they will fill the area and expressed doubts whether the ground would be sufficient enough to accommodate their supporters.

“3,500 buses will come to Colombo from each electorate. Though the Government does not hold elections, by this May Day we will topple the government with the energy and support from our SLPP supporters,” he said. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)

 

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  • Lal Wednesday, 12 April 2017 11:44 PM

    How is a three wheel party going to topple the government by May day? LOL

    seqi Saturday, 15 April 2017 03:49 PM

    better to have a 2020 tournament via DM Android App

    cheers Thursday, 13 April 2017 04:27 AM

    Delaying elections is a human right violations of the people and the court should over rule the election commissioner and the head of state and the prime minister and should hold accountable and responsible if this is not held in time. Need to change the stance before the current politicians get even more corrupt not fulfilling peoples aspirations after getting elected through propaganda

    Tissa Thursday, 13 April 2017 08:04 AM

    To save the SLFP should delay the election other wise borth Jo and SLFP abasaranai via DM Android App

    Lord Wolfstein Thursday, 13 April 2017 09:03 AM

    SLPP, Great speeches and nothing behind it.

    ceylon Friday, 14 April 2017 04:56 PM

    just face the present pollwithout empty talks. via DM Android App

    Kadiya Thursday, 13 April 2017 10:19 AM

    Afraid that the more it delays the more their members will be indicted for the crimes they have committed!!!

    Sambo Thursday, 13 April 2017 01:09 PM

    All unstable governments and politicians takes this type of action by delaying elections. And when they hit they can never get up.

    brainmaster Thursday, 13 April 2017 01:32 PM

    3500 busses......paid with the stolen money of the previous Government via DM Android App

    Amir Friday, 14 April 2017 11:30 PM

    Who is funding for 3500 buses to bring people to Galle Face. Can they account for that money. These politicians want to get back to power. They should understand the country is in severe financial problem today due to the previous regime headed by Rajapakses family.

    POLL AGENT. Thursday, 13 April 2017 09:49 PM

    DELAYING THE POLL IS NOT SO IMPORTANT BUT DRAGING PUNISHMENT FOR THOSE ROBBED THE WEALTH OF THE COUNTRY AND MURDERED SPORTMAN AND THE JOURNALISTS ARE MATTERS OF IMPORTANCE. via DM Android App


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