I’m ready to be Opposition Leader: Dinesh

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While claiming that the joint opposition had secured the majority in Parliament, joint opposition parliament group leader and MP, Dinesh Gunawardena said he was ready to be the official Opposition Leader in Parliament.

He told a news briefing the incumbent Opposition Leader, R. Sampanthan was not performing his role in Parliament and should resign from the post of Opposition Leader.

“It is visible that Mr. Sampanthan is supporting the government rather than raising his voice against the malpractices of the government. The Opposition should perform its role of making constructive criticism on the policies of the government. Mr. Sampanthan should also speak on behalf of the concerns of the people,”the MP said. “Instead of discussing burning issues of the country, the TNA is supporting all decisions taken by the Government. That is why we have taken the initiative to change that trend of the Opposition.”  (Sheain Fernandopulle)

  Comments - 37

  • CITIZEN Saturday, 28 April 2018 10:47 AM

    Yes, we know you have been craving for it! But, you are in the useless Opposition-side non!!!

    silly ass Saturday, 28 April 2018 10:50 AM

    Some people do have high hopes! Their desire and craving have no bounds!

    DUMBO Saturday, 28 April 2018 11:22 AM

    "Mr. Sampanthan should also speak on behalf of the concerns of the people,” - HOW VERY CONSIDERATE ! - What ever your smooth talk is - don't think you could fool us. - Of course the dunbos who glorify you will be elated.

    amw Saturday, 28 April 2018 11:56 AM

    A Party Leader who can take all his party men/women in a Tuk-Tuk (3 wheeler) hahahahahahahahahahaaa

    Saman Saturday, 28 April 2018 12:10 PM

    Why? Most useless fellow in the parliament.

    Arthur Saturday, 28 April 2018 12:40 PM

    We saw how you performed as the Leader of the House obstructing the opposition at every possible juncture. Do you expect Sambanthan to follow your precedents?

    janaya Saturday, 28 April 2018 12:55 PM

    JO is not an elected single political party, it is just a scramble egg group which have no peoples mandate to be an opposition group. TNA is an opposition party with peoples mandage, JO is always struggling to fool people giving wrong impressions to achieve their goals, which will never happen.....

    RDF Saturday, 28 April 2018 07:09 PM

    But we dont want you-no.

    Srilankan Sunday, 29 April 2018 08:02 AM

    I really don't like JOHN but they are right about the robbery of the centre Bank.

    Brainmaster Saturday, 28 April 2018 01:02 PM

    No thank you. via DM Android App

    Jude Saturday, 28 April 2018 01:11 PM

    Hey you Weasel Dinesh, your ambition should be Leader of the country NOT opposition leader!!?? Huh!! You Dotard!!!

    THINKTANK. Saturday, 28 April 2018 01:57 PM


    surasena Saturday, 28 April 2018 02:12 PM

    From which party? How about Welgama and other core-SLFPs?

    raj Saturday, 28 April 2018 02:48 PM

    You may be ready, but the country does not want crooks in the parliament.When the house of parliament is renamed to House of Crooks, of course you can be the leader of the crooks.

    ghaffa Saturday, 28 April 2018 03:05 PM

    no not at all, you are not fit for the job, you have no respect when you talk to others. surely not fit for the job.

    Dayan Saturday, 28 April 2018 03:47 PM

    Dreaming. No chance in this life span dear!

    Common Sense Saturday, 28 April 2018 04:03 PM

    Mr. Gunawardena, we know that what you are aiming for? This is not going to be the end of your ambitious target. Isn't it? If you are genuinely interested, then first, resign from the UPFA and join your new party. Please note that UPFA is with the Government.

    S.P.RAMKUMAR Saturday, 28 April 2018 09:14 PM

    Exact and valuable comment.

    Martin Milton Saturday, 28 April 2018 04:41 PM

    This may be and yes, you need to be leader of the Opposition rather than the totally ineffectual, partisan, separatist and racist one at present. However, how strong and courageous will you be? Why have you not brought the Lord Naseby statements and arguments to the fore and not supported them openly? I feel you are not a patch on your illustrious father. You are not the 'Lion' you should have been. Very sad. MM

    high ambition Saturday, 28 April 2018 05:00 PM

    To be a leader you should be accepted by every races. You are a communel person and not SUITABLE FOR OUR COUNTRY.

    Sincere Saturday, 28 April 2018 05:06 PM

    Have you already stitched the suit?

    Lima Saturday, 28 April 2018 05:15 PM


    Buddhist Saturday, 28 April 2018 06:14 PM

    Only way he can show he can get Leader of the Opposition position is by showing his party has more seats in the Parliament than TNA.

    Don Saturday, 28 April 2018 06:48 PM

    You have to change the constitution before asking to be the Leader of the Opposition. You are the leading culprit of the JO-kers who conspired with a Coup-NCM against PM.

    N.Wijeratne Saturday, 28 April 2018 07:45 PM

    JO- Sri Lankas oldest oldies club-RIP-Sit there-get yourself embalmed also on Govt. Account-Order a suiable vehicle and go to Kanatte-send that bill also to Govt.

    S.P.RAMKUMAR Saturday, 28 April 2018 09:10 PM

    Opposition party leader is normally selected by a party which is hold more members elected other than Government party and its alliance , Hon. Dinesh Sir, you are a member of Government alliance. You are try to enjoy both benefits, Even you try to become opposition party which have more members of SLFP. I honestly advice to don't try to become a opposition leader, Try to became a Prime minister or President. You are always capable for higher position.

    Ronnie Bugger Saturday, 28 April 2018 09:18 PM

    There is a word in the English Dictionary to describe this rouge - 'gold digger'. Go fly a kite, man. We don't need you.

    R.Anthony Saturday, 28 April 2018 11:24 PM

    Go Fly a Kite. Well said. You dont deserve to be in parliament in first place

    sach Saturday, 28 April 2018 11:25 PM

    Sampandan does NOT deserve the opposition leader post. He is holding it illegally and immorally

    sg Saturday, 28 April 2018 11:32 PM

    Yes, Mr Dinesh Gunawardena is most capable and suitable person for this post...

    Cobra Sunday, 29 April 2018 07:10 AM

    Yup, he opposes anything and everything that this govt. proposes so he's the best candidate!!!!!!

    karthik Sunday, 29 April 2018 12:05 AM

    Is this move by MR or the Astrologer.

    Sangaralingham Sunday, 29 April 2018 10:23 AM

    Stamps than has all the qualification for an opposition leader. Yes he must work and fight for all citizens of the nation fight corruption bribery fight violence against all minorities argue and fight for the common man. But he should not forget government of reconciliation new constitutions .oppdtion has no moral right to be leadership while the current leader is competent qualified politician.

    Lord Wolfstein Sunday, 29 April 2018 11:06 AM

    The truth is that you are the leader of a criminal gang of crooks in parliament, but to become an opposition leader first you have to meet the legal requirements how these were fulfilled by R. Sampanthan.1. Your party must not be a ruling party in the government. 2. The SLPP must be an elected party to parliament.

    GH Monday, 30 April 2018 12:50 AM

    Sir, as you know, that Mr. Sampanthan is a puppet of Mr. Ranil Wicremasinghe, and the government of Maithree as a whole, who is also LTTE sympathizer, therefore, holder of OPPOSITION LEADER must have a membership of LTTE organization. So, precisely, you cannot become an OPPOSITION LEADER.

    Sils Monday, 30 April 2018 10:37 AM

    The arrogance that causes certain people to think that they good for certain things when they are NOT, is an absolute JOKE!

    Sils Monday, 30 April 2018 10:42 AM

    The arrogance that causes certain people to think that they are good for certain things when they are NOT, is an absolute JOKE!

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