Joint Opposition National Organizer and MP Dullas Alahapperuma today requested the UPFA and SLFP ministers in the government to withdraw from their portfolios as this is a UNP regime, while claiming that government will lose its two third majority of the parliament within two weeks.
he told a news conference that the government had lost its focus as to how it should tackle the shortcomings and issues prevailing currently in the country.
"It is useless to hold a portfolio in the government. It is full of chaos. That’s why we invite our dear SLFP and UPFA ministers to leave the scene and join us. But I don’t intend that they all should join hands with us; if anybody wishes to link with us, they are mostly welcome," he said.
Moreover, he discovered that this government deliberately postpones the provincial council elections as they know for sure that they will lose the election.
He further dismissed that Polonnaruwa District UPFA MP Roshan Ranasinghe withdrew from JO politics.
"It is categorically mentioned in the statement made by him that he had not terminated from JO politics or left the JO. Therefore don’t misinterpret it, "he insisted.
Meanwhile, Joint Opposition leader Dinesh Gunawardena said this government was attempting to establish a federal system of government while demolishing the unity government.
He went on to say that rumours spreading with regard to the split of Joint Opposition were false and the media should not publish them in big letters.
"Although there are confrontations within the parties affiliated to JO, we have no idea in separating the unity of the party," he added. (Sheain Fernendopulle)
Comments - 21
maha jana muththa Thursday, 20 July 2017 11:27 PM
U earlier told that u were getting power before wesak.now talking about 3/2 majority.shame on u defeated guys!
Dee Friday, 21 July 2017 12:24 AM
Poya comes in four weeks! Are you sure?
ceylon Friday, 21 July 2017 12:36 AM
mahinda said government overthrow in two weeksnothing happened.months later saidoverthrow in a monthstill nothing.useless talks. via DM Android App
Tomi Balla Friday, 21 July 2017 05:54 AM
Wait for another decade..UNP said the same for 20 years. So people will now give the present chickens rouges the JO foxes.
dhammika perera Friday, 21 July 2017 06:48 AM
Yes, you have to say something like this.Day by day they are leaving you, one by one.Just big talk, no action.Two years, two poya and now two weeks.Good luck! And get ready to go back to USA.Dhammika
sg Friday, 21 July 2017 07:05 AM
People must reject this kind of power setting at the parliament. This is very bad and dirty habit of the politicians of the country. If they need to change prevailing government what they should do that is mobilize people against it without going cheap and opportunist actions. Change of heads of the politicians by using dirty tactics at the parliament was a most serious bad practices in specially Sri Lankan parliament culture. We should stop it.There should be a legal status to prevent this kind of incidents in future. It should come from constitutional provisions against to do this kind of things by the elected member's of parliament.
Wijebahu Friday, 21 July 2017 07:17 AM
Rogues who are trying their best to bring back a rogue into the power to terminate all investigations against them.
ANTON Friday, 21 July 2017 07:33 AM
ANOTHER FORTUNE -TELLER...........
Sanje Friday, 21 July 2017 08:15 AM
O.K. today is 21st July . Meaning by 4th August we will have a new Govt....? Looking forward to hear your statement then....
ralahamy Saturday, 22 July 2017 07:47 AM
We have heard Pachayas before but this is a TOM PACHAYA for all times.
rohani Friday, 21 July 2017 08:37 AM
CHEAP TACTICS FOR POWER AND THEN RETURN TO RUIN THE COUNTRY. DON';T MESS UP PLEASE.
BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 21 July 2017 08:48 AM
You are wrong, bcos, the present government will lose two thirds majority from the majority race only, I don't think minorities are that foolish to believe the racism politics of JO.
JAN Friday, 21 July 2017 09:07 AM
Power Hreedians trying to hang on to power at whatever cost via DM Android App
Aladeniya Kirimathaya Friday, 21 July 2017 09:54 AM
Dalla, don't dream putha, it will never happen as long as MS is our President.
Desmond Jeromme Friday, 21 July 2017 09:56 AM
Very sad to note these JO jokers waiting to topple the government by some means, but till 2020 they will run the show.
Dr. A.C.B. Jayaweera Friday, 21 July 2017 09:59 AM
People are not fools to listen to you guys whom played out our country in billions
Manuel Benjamin Friday, 21 July 2017 10:00 AM
Unless you looters join with MS, not a single True SLFP member will come into your fold. Sorry !!!
Kris Baba Amaray Friday, 21 July 2017 10:03 AM
We have seen so many (2 weeks) so many (Poya days)... enough and enough waste of time
Dee Friday, 21 July 2017 10:05 AM
Poya comes in four weeks. Not two.
VMS Saturday, 22 July 2017 12:40 AM
Dallas, sorry you are wrong. I will give you a message via the same paper by 5 th August. You are like Wimal and GLP
carl Saturday, 22 July 2017 07:49 AM
trying to save themselves from entering their new home at the prison's
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