Nandana Gunatilleka to resign from UPFA

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Panadura UC Chairman Nandana Gunatilleka of the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) today denied rumours that he was planning to join the United National Party (UNP) as its Horana organiser.

 

However, he stressed that he had not changed his stance on the need to abolish the executive presidency, amendments to the electoral system and re-introducing the independent judicial commission, the independent police commission, the independent public services commission and the independent elections commission.  

 

Mr. Gunathilleke said if the government failed to introduce constitutional amendments to meet those demands he would not hesitate to resign from the UPFA and function as an independent member.

 

“We have made representations to the President on the need to bring about these changes through constitutional amendments but I will not join the UNP under any circumstance and neither did I accept the UNP invitation to attend rally that was held yesterday,” he said.

 

Mr. Guatilleka functioned as the Minister of Tourism before he was elected as Panadura UC Chairman. He had also contested the presidential election in December 1999 as a member of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP). (Siri Mahabellana)

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  • bababoo Thursday, 13 November 2014 09:26 PM

    Building the foundation for a monitoring MP appointment. Jokers!

    Nawaz Dawood Thursday, 13 November 2014 11:09 PM

    Thank you for your foolish JVP stand. We would not have achieved what we have without the powers vested in the President. Even with all these powers he would have been vulnerable to execute them as we have seen during the war. The JVP would have brought down the government if not for Wimal Weerawansa who boldly move away from sadistic JVP. On one side they talk about standing for common man but they always stand by the big western powers. The destruction of a united force with government they are trying at the insistence of western powers and the US. JVP is created for the destruction of Sri Lanka

    Kiris Baba Amaray Friday, 14 November 2014 12:10 AM

    Who cares for this tiny tot.

    Billy boy Friday, 14 November 2014 12:47 AM

    Nandana who?

    Truth Friday, 14 November 2014 01:02 AM

    Can anyone define "Western Powers" ? Is it USA, UK, Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, etc.......OR Canada.??? Need some clarificationWe have to be very specific on our comments....

    .M.O.A.Careem Friday, 14 November 2014 01:43 AM

    sprat

    Manuel Friday, 14 November 2014 05:00 AM

    Looks like Dawood is deep in the woods. JR the despot brought the executive presidency to perpetuate his existence and subsequent followers do the same thing.

    Azee Friday, 14 November 2014 06:55 AM

    They want to have the cake and eat it- thats their policy. via DM Android App

    jay Saturday, 15 November 2014 02:05 PM

    welcome 2 the light from the dark side. via DM Android App

    Premalal Friday, 14 November 2014 07:39 AM

    We are grateful to the President for giving leadership in the separatist war but, that is part of his job description as much as good governance. Both come together. A security guard will be rightly praised for foiling a robbery but it does not give him the right to rob the bank later.

    Nihal Amarasekera Friday, 14 November 2014 08:02 AM

    In fact I had forgotten who this gentleman is.

    Suq Madique Friday, 14 November 2014 08:37 AM

    What they say is in total contrast to what they do

    Pura Wesiyo Friday, 14 November 2014 12:09 PM

    This is best comment and the right clarification for the present day of affairs.


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