The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) said today that the United National Party (UNP) would have to go for a snap General Election on a weak position as it was making every possible effort to postpone the polls.
Addressing a press conference, SLPP Chairman Prof. G.L. Peiris said it had been the habit of the UNP to postpone elections.
He said the UNP delayed the elections to the Local Authorities, and the elections to the Provincial Councils were not yet conducted.
Instead, he said his party was enthusiastic about elections and wished to go before people seeking a mandate.
Prof. Peiris said his party decided to intervene in the petitions filed by some parties seeking to annul the dissolution of Parliament. (Kelum Bandara)
By calling an election in the heart of the tourism season due to greediness of power, you idiots destroyed livelihood of thousands of people depends on the tourism. We cursed the idiots.
Chryshan K. Monday, 12 November 2018 09:16 PM
SLPP weak to face parliament. SLPP not only cheat and rob the country they even rob ministers. But scared to face reality. Get a life Professor.
Palitha Monday, 12 November 2018 10:17 PM
GL and MR know well what holds tomorrow: SC annuls presidential decree!
concern Monday, 12 November 2018 10:46 PM
Did you forget the unp rob the country too with mahenran, the former cb Governor
Meena Monday, 12 November 2018 09:21 PM
Yes of course, SLPP and SLFP are the only strong political parties in SL to face elections.Looks like professori has lost his marbles.
Hubert Monday, 12 November 2018 09:21 PM
Samson Monday, 12 November 2018 09:25 PM
Sorry you are a sad professor in Law a disgrace to the subject of Law.
Aney Monday, 12 November 2018 09:25 PM
Ko oyage 113 ?????
Sam Monday, 12 November 2018 10:31 PM
Before that check if he got his 3 still ......ha ha ha
Gamini Monday, 12 November 2018 09:26 PM
1. Firstly the Law professor should have addressed the legality of the dissolution of the Parliament or at least his opinion.2. So you used the weakest moment to attack the enemy to consolidate power by using your old habits of illegal means.3. Are you going to be the candidate for the president when MR kicks MS in his butt soon?
johan Monday, 12 November 2018 09:51 PM
He is Prof.Chameleon
Aruna Monday, 12 November 2018 09:40 PM
Had UNP done a good job in the past 3 1/2 yrs they would not have frighten this much hearing the word "election'.
TJ Monday, 12 November 2018 10:29 PM
UNP was weak. But you people made it strong now
vasaliya Monday, 12 November 2018 10:47 PM
It is clear that SLFP and SLPP do not understand cohabitation. They need power and absolute power. You guys chickened out of parliament without a majority. What makes you think UNP is weak? The PC elections where a good 1.5million UNPers did not vote? Bring it on professori...first we have to prepare the ground for the election to be legal. Then come and see....IF sajith is the PM candidate, you guys will be history....it will be a shamefull drubbing to say the least.
Chanel Monday, 12 November 2018 10:50 PM
You bloody idiot find a life without Rajapakshe’sWe concider you as one of the educated one so please respect the constitution Ask the question whether RW made any fuss when he was sacked by Chandrika, no he walked out gracefully, this time time everyone including you here knows what happened was wrong, wrong and wrong
TONY Monday, 12 November 2018 10:57 PM
FACE ELECTIONS SINGLY NOT BY FORMING ALLIANCES WITH OTHER GROUPS
karthik Monday, 12 November 2018 11:04 PM
Professor Sir your Seeni Bola tacticis will not work with UNP.
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