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UNP MP Wasantha Senanayake, who rejoined the UNP after a series of topsy-turvy events, expressed regret today at becoming an actor in the current political drama.

“I have become an actor in the current political drama, and I ask pardon from UNPers in Polonnaruwa. I also ask pardon from the President and Prime Minister if I have offended them,” Mr. Senanayake, who was sworn in as Minister of Tourism and Wildlife, told the media at Temple Trees this evening.

He said he had decided to return to the UNP as he felt his departure would not be favourable to the party at this crucial time. Asked whether people could expect yet another U-turn from him, he assured that there would be no more crossing over from him.

UNP General Secretary Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said Mr. Senanayake went to the Cabinet meeting recently to hand in his resignation. “Mr. Senanayake was going to vote with us in Parliament last week but he could not make it to the House last Friday,” he said.

“Mr. Senanayake had been under tremendous pressure from the UPFA and therefore we told him to remain with them and vote with us at the right time,” Mr. Kariyawasam said.

"There are others in the UNP who have been pressurized to shift sides. An MP from the Gampaha District has been offered Rs 200 million as an advance. He informed us about this during the UNP group meeting, and we have told him to be silent and vote with us at the right time,” he added. (Yohan Perera)

 

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  • Unchikun Tuesday, 27 November 2018 12:11 AM

    Yes, you are where the main actor of this comedy movie and you are still the joker and the drama continues.

    vithura Tuesday, 27 November 2018 12:32 AM

    Wavering mind, yet fit to be a law maker! Typical of most MPs in Sri Lanka, a pathetic 'state' of affairs.

    Gamaya Tuesday, 27 November 2018 12:50 AM

    It is a good thing to get the 200M and vote for the opposite side.

    umberto Tuesday, 27 November 2018 01:06 AM

    Its early days, wait and see

    Ravi Sene Tuesday, 27 November 2018 01:10 AM

    Will Feild Marshal leave UNP and join the Govt.?

    RP Tuesday, 27 November 2018 01:17 AM

    Tell the MP to take the money and vote with UNP. Money can be given to UNP to be used in the next election

    Jude Tuesday, 27 November 2018 01:48 AM

    Huh !! Didn't get the promised Dough !!

    shan Tuesday, 27 November 2018 02:08 AM

    The Party and the nation know you are a idiot. Even now UPFA realises it and showed you the door. Hope UNP does the same.

    IVJ Tuesday, 27 November 2018 02:10 AM

    Such a joker he has become. Send him packing!

    Gemunu Tuesday, 27 November 2018 02:41 AM

    True UNF supporters do not want you to do dirty deals with these traitors. These traitors may be under pressure either because they have taken money from Baasil or Sirisena/MARA clan know about their corruptions. Chase them away from UNF and do not take them in.

    Jerome Tuesday, 27 November 2018 05:52 AM

    Best ever laughing stock.

    Jagath Leanage Tuesday, 27 November 2018 06:02 AM

    He resemble modern time CHIMPANZEE.

    Ralahamy Tuesday, 27 November 2018 06:36 AM

    Good decision, but the money you got is for to keep. Don't be hasty to return it. You will never get a lottery like again.

    Patriot Tuesday, 27 November 2018 06:48 AM

    He is lost and will also lost in the coming General Election.

    Raven Tuesday, 27 November 2018 07:04 AM

    Since when did two-bit players get lead roles?

    666 Tuesday, 27 November 2018 07:12 AM

    Pendulum of opportunity. Does this guy have any shame at all?

    nsathees Tuesday, 27 November 2018 07:12 AM

    what ever you say, you are a frog in nature!

    JK Hatton Tuesday, 27 November 2018 11:33 AM

    Frustration within the party doesn't mean that you should cross over - what kind of a leader you can be....????If you are forging ties with filthy politicians like SB Dissanayake

    Rcore Tuesday, 27 November 2018 07:05 PM

    He did not get the advance hooooohoooooo


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