Speaker of Parliament Karu Jayasuriya has been requested by Joint Opposition parliamentarians to allow them to work independently in Parliament, MP Kumara Welgama said today.
“Personally, I have not yet decided whether to join a new party. But, I will be continuing my work with the Joint Opposition. However, we have requested the Speaker to allow us to continue our parliamentary affairs in an independent manner,” MP Welgama told reporters while leaving the Welikada Prisons after visiting former president Mahinda Rajapaksa’s second son Yoshitha Rajapaksa who has been remanded.
He said he would be contemplating on joining a new party which is reported to be formed by opposition MPs, in the event of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa joins or leads the mentioned new party.
As he was the first who quit the UNP-SLFP coalition government, he would be making a decision in the future if the party is actually formed as many people have requested the need of a new political party in the country, he said. (Piyumi Fonseka)
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Comments - 9
sobers Saturday, 06 February 2016 07:42 AM
Work for unity, We have too much of political parties in this country, only trying to create unwanted problems. Think wise!
Top Cat Saturday, 06 February 2016 07:54 AM
Surely after 68 years of Independence you have the right and freedom to be independent and not be dependent on us, poor Sri Lankans!!!
Nihal Amarasekera Saturday, 06 February 2016 08:02 AM
Think of a life WITHOUT MR; I mean for all undesirebles.
Desmond Jeromme Saturday, 06 February 2016 08:15 AM
But SriLankan public rejected you guys.
Bubble Banda Saturday, 06 February 2016 08:17 AM
Instead, it is better you ask pardon from MS
REALPATRIAT Saturday, 06 February 2016 09:24 AM
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BuffaloaCitizen Saturday, 06 February 2016 10:07 AM
Today you guys get your popularity by visiting suspected criminals in Welikada and third grade Buddhist monks in equally questionable Buddhist temples. Therefore, separation is necessary so that people can identify what a humbug lot.
Leo Saturday, 06 February 2016 11:07 AM
Mr.Kumara Welgama, please explain if you did any work for the betterment of people.
Nilhan Jayawardene Saturday, 06 February 2016 12:52 PM
This guy is a rouge. Trying to hang on to M/R to save his rob millions from SLTB.
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