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The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), which defended the appointment of TNA Parliamentary Group Leader R. Sampanthan as the Leader of the Opposition (OL), explained that the latter had been appointed in accordance with Parliamentary traditions.

JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said that they had backed Mr. Sampanthan for the post as he was from the party that had the most number of seats among the parties in the opposition.

He said the UPFA cannot claim the opposition leader’s post as it has signed an agreement with the UNP to form a joint government.

He pointed out that there were only six recognized parties represented in Parliament, namely UNF, UPFA, SLMC, TNA, JVP and the EPDP. Therefore, if one of them, in this case the UPFA, had decided to sign an agreement to form a joint government, then it cannot be considered as an opposition party.

As a result the appointment of Mr. Sampanthan as the Opposition Leader was justifiable.

Furthermore, he reasoned that denying the TNA this post could result in dire consequences as the party would have resorted to forming a separate Parliament to resolve their issues.
“One should first consider the repercussions of isolating the TNA before taking rash decisions,” he said. (Yohan Perera)

 
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  • Lalith Friday, 04 September 2015 06:48 PM

    upfa did not sign an agreement with unp. slfp did. get your facts right before justifying the dictators

    Bala Friday, 04 September 2015 06:59 PM

    Mature thinking by JVP - also it is in the future national interest.

    Don Saturday, 05 September 2015 07:56 PM

    SLMC won one seat by contesting separately in the Digamadulla district. Therefore I guess they are recognised as a separate party

    jaya Friday, 04 September 2015 07:23 PM

    this comment shows how idiotic your like most of the other srilankans. there is no any sensible knowledge about politics, history or any social issue.

    Hiran Friday, 04 September 2015 07:40 PM

    slfp is the largest party in the upfa who holds the most number of seats. so as soon as they signed the agreement they became part of the government. the speaker had no choice but to look for the next party who had the largest no of seats.

    Mokkan Friday, 04 September 2015 07:50 PM

    OK, fine, can you show who got the numbers above 16, within UPFA,except SLFP, to claim the post?

    Sanjeeva Jayewardene Friday, 04 September 2015 07:53 PM

    Well said Sir

    SL Friday, 04 September 2015 07:57 PM

    how can SLMC be recognized as party in the parliament ,It too had contested in most of the part of SL in UNP ticket.Mr.Rawuf Hakkiem was No 1 in the UNP list in KandyIf they apply the same logic to SLMC it too can not be recognized as a party!!

    BV Friday, 04 September 2015 08:04 PM

    YES OTHERWISE PARLIAMENT WOULD LOOK LIKE A COMEDY WITH MEMBERS OF THE SAME PARTY ON BOTH SIDES OF THE HOUSE. via DM Android App

    robert Friday, 04 September 2015 08:28 PM

    what so ever the truth the JVP is on a down hill race.It will go to history like the CP or LSSP of SL. This is due to their pairing with the UNP who killed their comrades for short time gains.If the JVP were straight forward and did not play any underhand tricks then today they would have been a real strong political party.They have done this to SLFP in 1977 and the same people they helped to gain power massacred them all in 88/89without any mercy.Still they do not ask for an inquiry for the burning alive of their leader by the UNP but are asking for the jusice for Mr.Thajudeen!Many JVP supporters were massacred during 88/89 but they forgot about it. All of them died in vain!

    de silva Friday, 04 September 2015 08:29 PM

    I agree with JVP.There are regulations in the Parliament which has to honoured whatever you think.Well said Mr.JVP

    karthi Friday, 04 September 2015 08:31 PM

    There is consistency in what you say and well aprreciated

    moratu kolla Friday, 04 September 2015 09:56 PM

    hats off to you and your party for the mature politics via DM Android App

    siva Saturday, 05 September 2015 01:28 AM

    Jeya

    H Saturday, 05 September 2015 03:29 AM

    Oh, sorry Jaya, we forgot to listen to you since you know everything.

    Nuwan Saturday, 05 September 2015 06:53 AM

    Anura is a very knowledgeable man, and he never speak for him self or for his benefit. JVP is the only party that is honest it seems. Thanks for describing your opinion

    Jaya Saturday, 05 September 2015 06:54 AM

    Change your traditional criticism strategy considering your past experience and achievements. Make it that to suits our culture and full fill peoples expectations.

    surasena Saturday, 05 September 2015 08:12 AM

    This Parliament must safeguard the rights of all people more importantly the minorities. What has happened to TULF in early 80s under JRJ regime must not repeat.

    Sapu Friday, 04 September 2015 05:58 PM

    JVP was a terrorist organization that became a democratic party, the ITAK and the TNA should be given a chance

    Krisna Friday, 04 September 2015 06:03 PM

    You are an actor, India decide who should be where


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