Fonseka rejects UNP

9 August 2010 02:40 pm - 29     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


By Jamila Najmuddin

DNA Leader General Sarath Fonseka has rejected an offer to join the UNP after an invitation was extended to him by UNP Deputy Leader Karu Jayasuriya last week, DNA MP Vijitha Herath told Daily Mirror online.

Herath said that the General who was not even considering the invitation had not even been approached by any UNP members so far.

“The only invitation which was extended was by UNP Deputy Leader Karu Jayasuirya. It was an open invitation which he issued when Mangala Samaraweera joined the UNP last week. The General has not personally heard from any UNP members,” Herath said.

When questioned if the General would hold discussions with the UNP if a personal invitation was made, Herath said that the General would not even consider it.

“These are all false rumours that the General might join the UNP. He is not even considering such a request,” Herath said. 

Deputy UNP Leader Karu Jayasuriya made an open invitation to the retired General at a ceremony held at ‘Sirikotha’ on Friday to welcome SLFP (M) Leader Mangala Samaraweera who joined the UNP.

During the ceremony Jayasuriya said all parties should get together to establish good governance. (Daily Mirror online)


  Comments - 29

  • PALITHA Tuesday, 10 August 2010 06:15 AM


    Ruwan Ferdinandez Monday, 09 August 2010 07:02 PM

    Fonseka knows that there is no future for him, with the JVP! The only reason why he has not joined the UNP yet, is his pride!

    ND Tuesday, 10 August 2010 06:52 AM

    Don't drag Mrs. Fonseka into this. I believe she has suffered enough just by being married to the man!

    AJ - Colombo Tuesday, 10 August 2010 07:21 AM

    once bitten twice shy. This is a good move by the rtd. Gen. and a rtd. lesson to UNP brats to understand not to underestimate the General.

    Kamal Monday, 09 August 2010 12:33 PM

    Good move...

    SW Monday, 09 August 2010 12:34 PM

    No one with an iota of intelligence will join a party led by Ranil.

    LouVi Tuesday, 10 August 2010 08:10 AM

    United in disunity
    The Grand Old Party marches on
    Call it vanity, insanity
    Enter General, the next big con

    S. Jayardene Monday, 09 August 2010 12:52 PM

    SF has become a captive of JVP. What a pity.

    IrajCalifornia Monday, 09 August 2010 12:54 PM

    The ultimate winner would be MR because RW and SF can not win any major election similar to presidential election competing at the same time ...!!!!

    Gayan Samarasekara Monday, 09 August 2010 01:07 PM

    But, UNP will make your background practical to gain the country leadership.

    shane Monday, 09 August 2010 01:14 PM

    But without UNP..there is no much backup for the join with UNP..and make a strong opposition.

    garawi Monday, 09 August 2010 01:23 PM

    Where ever he goes he is a traitor and that cannot be erased anymore!

    PABA AND ROSY Tuesday, 10 August 2010 02:41 AM

    fonseka was destroyed by JVP and his Wife. poor guy.

    Rohitha Monday, 09 August 2010 01:26 PM

    At the rate the UNP is struggling, it is better for them to join DNA.

    Ajantha Monday, 09 August 2010 01:30 PM

    Fonseka, Your are not well qualified politically, Staled party like JVP will send you to history.

    MK Monday, 09 August 2010 01:31 PM

    hmmm!!! i wonder with 'iota of intelligence' will anybody join the JVP...!! food for thought.

    local boy Monday, 09 August 2010 01:39 PM

    SF need leadership where ever he go. utter greediness for power , MR , RW and Sajith are much safe options for country

    Musthafa Monday, 09 August 2010 01:40 PM

    he is JVP man- no chance

    Ananda Herath Tuesday, 10 August 2010 08:50 AM

    The UNP is hanging from a thin thread. SF will cut it !

    Ruwan Monday, 09 August 2010 01:44 PM

    No need to join UNP to make strong opposition but make strong opposition by joining all parties......

    Shevon Tuesday, 10 August 2010 03:37 AM

    A man of quality like the General belongs to the UNP not with the red hooligans!

    local boy Monday, 09 August 2010 02:10 PM

    yes, good for the UNP

    Hiran Sudharshan Tho Monday, 09 August 2010 02:16 PM

    Dear General- You are with the wrong team ! Join UNP !!

    budu Monday, 09 August 2010 02:35 PM

    better fonse be always in the paradise offered by MR.

    Girigoris Monday, 09 August 2010 02:37 PM

    Should SF join the UNP it should be as its leader. SF can bring all the charisma needed to lift the UNP from the doldrums it is in now.

    Jayamanna Monday, 09 August 2010 02:49 PM

    what if he supports UPFA government....he will be number 1 hero... people of banna repbulic fool the same class of people all the time...LOL

    AMILA.G Monday, 09 August 2010 03:38 PM


    Mohammed Tuesday, 10 August 2010 05:33 AM

    Birds of a feather flock together.

    Mohammed Tuesday, 10 August 2010 05:33 AM


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