Hashim adopts GL’s voter theory

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Interpreting the results of Saturday’s Provincial Council Elections as a message given by the people for all opposition parties to form an alliance, the main opposition United National Party (UNP) today said it was ready to talk with any political party that was ready to topple this regime.

UNP Leadership Council spokesman Kabir Hashim who came out with this reading on the Southern and Western Provincial Council election a told a news conference that the people had given a green light for a regime change (Bala Peraliyata Kola Eliyak) said more than 40 per cent had voted for the opposition while 35 per cent had abstained from voting at this election.

In this situation he said it could be said that 75 per cent of the voters had rejected the government. “One could say that 75 per cent of the voters in the Western and Southern provinces have rejected the government if the theory of External Affairs Minister G. L. Peiris is applied,” he said recalling the statement made by the Minister who said 24 member states of the UNHRC had rejected the US sponsored resolution when taking account of the nations which abstained from voting.

Mr. Hashim said the UNP will not have a grudge against the small opposition parties who obtained a considerable amount of votes but hoped that they got more votes in the future.

Responding to a question raised by journalists on the role played by UNP Hambantota District MP Sajith Premadasa, Mr. Hashim said Mr. Premadasa had done a good job though he did not participate in the Leadership Council.

He further said the UNP too would be diligent when it came to re-organisation of the party, adding that the Council would focus on strengthening the unity of the party further in the future. (YP)




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  • Amintha Sunday, 30 March 2014 04:27 PM

    Kabir dosen't know simple maths. Since 1994 UNP didn't analyse the apatite of the masses and act accordingly. It's the high time to work all opposition parties together to topple this corrupted MR regime.

    citizen Monday, 31 March 2014 05:08 AM

    form an Alliance within UNP to send Ranil Home................

    Public Monday, 31 March 2014 07:45 AM

    Kabir! Do not talk modakatha, lost means a lost, change your present leader and expect for a convincing result in any of future election.

    roland Sunday, 30 March 2014 06:01 PM

    .He is dreaming...poor guy.......ha......ha.......haa

    Kiris Baba Amaray Monday, 31 March 2014 03:29 AM

    Mr. Hashim, your calculations are wrong. The correct calculation is Shameless Ranil should get out now.

    Kiris Baba Amaray Monday, 31 March 2014 03:31 AM

    Mister, please chase Ranil from UNP and talk anything. Where is Ranil now is he in the Island or gone out of the country to hide?

    countrymanu Monday, 31 March 2014 03:31 AM

    UNP is seeing day dreams.

    Rizwie Deen Monday, 31 March 2014 03:38 AM

    Only talking about reorganizing party won,t help.Do it bro.For how many years have the party saying this? Get rid of Ranil first.He is the main cause for the UNP successive defeats.Whom are you trying to fool.

    Silva Monday, 31 March 2014 03:40 AM

    You did not understand yet what people repeatedly say that Ranil to retire and appoint a young leader

    nishV Monday, 31 March 2014 02:28 AM

    Harin Perera had a better plan of farming a UNP only government. May be he should be in the leadership council :)

    T Wickramaratna Monday, 31 March 2014 11:03 AM

    Change the leadership and save this party from ruination.

    mack Sunday, 30 March 2014 08:28 PM

    if there was a common opposition today's results would have being different. anyway results show people are fed up with this government via DM Android App

    bobby Sunday, 30 March 2014 03:02 PM

    LOL mocking the government with their own theories.

    GL Sunday, 30 March 2014 03:19 PM

    This kind of lingo will sure to keep you off power.

    One Sunday, 30 March 2014 09:09 PM

    Atleast its better if all opposition can understand the necessity to form a common alliance to make a regime change in next years elections. More will prefer to join the opposition from the govt if they do so. via DM Android App

    max Monday, 31 March 2014 08:31 AM

    kabir explained truthfully.

    badapissa Sunday, 30 March 2014 09:35 PM

    You were sent forward to meet the press as others were shy. But your utterances couldn't have made anything better. All moda katha. via DM iPad app

    Tania Monday, 31 March 2014 05:59 AM

    I didn't vote for the government either, but I couldn't think of anyone worthwhile to vote in any other party either. so until someone comes with clear and achievable promises, I don't see anyone toppling this government unfortunately. via DM Android App


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