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The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) is fighting hard for the opposition leader's post so that they could get the new Constitution passed in Parliament, the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) said yesterday.

MP Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena told a news conference that the TNA had even written to the European Union and the United Nation asking them to intervene so that it could get the opposition leader's post.

“The TNA wants to return to the time when the opposition was an ally of the government in parliament so they can get the draft of the new Constitution approved,” he said.

The MP said Speaker Karu Jayasuriya had accepted former president Mahinda Rajapaksa as the Opposition Leader.

However, the Speaker is yet a give a final ruling on the opposition leader's post because the TNA Leader who previously held the post, had opposed it.

The MP said the new opposition which is led by Mr. Rajapaksa was stronger and would not allow the new Constitution to be approved as long as it included detrimental clauses. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

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  • sunil Thursday, 27 December 2018 08:07 AM

    Lakshman Yapa, don't give a communal racist twist for your survival. People are not bothered about racism but they want a better life for all and not just for the 225 MPs only.

    rew Thursday, 27 December 2018 11:23 AM

    All right thinking MP's should support the new Constitution. We are all aware of the chaos created recently, in an incomplete 19th amendment.

    Dee Thursday, 27 December 2018 08:10 AM

    What is SLPP? Who are the members of it? Handing out applications does not constitute that a party has membership!

    Namal Perera Thursday, 27 December 2018 08:25 AM

    SLPP trying hard to grab power to stop investigations against the corrupt family and avoid Jail.

    suresh Thursday, 27 December 2018 08:32 AM

    MR back to the racist agenda to win populist rural illiterate votes

    Wales Thursday, 27 December 2018 08:56 AM

    Father of Gobels please clarify how having the leader of opposition helps in passing new constitution.

    Kalu Thursday, 27 December 2018 08:58 AM

    So are you all doing your job in the urban councils, municipal councils? What's the plan for garbage disposal? This is what you suppose to talk.

    Manu Thursday, 27 December 2018 10:49 AM

    Hey Wales, TNA is not acting really as an opposition.It is not opposing any thing, It is just accepting and promoting all ideas of the govt. and getting done all it wants. How can you call it an opposition?

    suren Thursday, 27 December 2018 04:15 PM

    so you want MR to come and oppose anything and everything as according to people of your caliber that is what an opposition is supposed to do.Get out from the frog in the well mentality and see around in the developed countries how opposition parties work

    lkboy Thursday, 27 December 2018 11:09 AM

    So Laksman yapa is SLPP?

    Jude Thursday, 27 December 2018 12:13 PM

    These monkeys DON'T have a single elected MP, however, make MOST noice like empty Vessels !!!

    Lanka Shantha Thursday, 27 December 2018 12:24 PM

    Opposition is not for oppose everything.If good things going to happen then they should support it. Before to Mr.Sampanthan what was the achievement of the previous opposition leaders? Can those supporters list it? Sri Lanka will never go forward with this "chair" greedy politicians.

    Bandirala Thursday, 27 December 2018 04:09 PM

    Racist arguments are a sign of desperation. Seems TNA has good legal grounds to claim Op leader position.

    Martin Milton Friday, 28 December 2018 12:11 PM

    Yet again...! procrastination and indecisiveness by the Speaker is attempting to confuse the people. Hon Mahinda Rajapaksa was appointed by the Speaker. What is now there to 'decide' ? This is merely a ruse in an attempt to appoint the TNA (a most divisive, pro Federal, and pro separatist group) to try and get this position again to support the present dysfunctional Government. This will be another calamity if allowed to take place. The people need to protest loud and clear! MM

    GH Friday, 28 December 2018 01:47 PM

    It is proved that both the UNP and LTTE' leader TNA Sampanthan have a hidden deal that might create a DEFACTO state/TAMIL EELAM in Sri Lanka.


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