Mangala shelves crossover plans?

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United National Party (UNP) Parliamentarian Mangala Samaraweera, who is in the midst of speculation about plans to join the government, had shelved his decision after the party assured to address his grievances, the Daily Mirror learns.

 

Amid rising speculation in political circles about such a crossover, UNP Parliamentarians such as Ravi Karunanayake, Eran Wickramaratne and Karu Jayasuriya met him during the past few days.

 

Mr. Samaraweera is reported to have had a spat with the party's Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa about the UNP stance on the Presidential Election.

 

"Mangala is upset because we are not doing what we have got to do. We tried to convince him to stay with us. There were some grievances but we undertook to sort them out. Now it is over. The situation is under control as of now," a UNP MP who wished to remain unnamed said.

 

Earlier, there was speculation that Mr. Samaraweera was planning to crossover after the Government offered him a Cabinet portfolio. (Kelum Bandara)

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  • Jack Thursday, 06 November 2014 11:58 AM

    Please join the government. there is no strong political leader in Matara after you joined the government. This is not for the government sake but course of the sake of Matara people.

    Be Fair Thursday, 06 November 2014 12:32 PM

    Wonder what "SHAME" means to them................. ............................... simply nothing it seems

    george Friday, 07 November 2014 01:29 AM

    There was an earlier report he was having discussions with SF in Singapore. That was a surprise but SF could do with a high jumper like Mangala. Sadly no much positive contribution from him to the UNP so far and he is not a true Green so better let him go.

    kuma Thursday, 06 November 2014 12:57 PM

    People without any principals.... crossing over for own gain; how would people suppose to believe what comes out of these people??

    Empulze Thursday, 06 November 2014 12:59 PM

    Mangala trying to get the best out of the situation. Crossover and do what via DM Android App

    Azee Thursday, 06 November 2014 01:17 PM

    Just cannot believe him rejoining the group that he. wholeheartedly condemned at every turn and the group that initially dumped him. No self-respect and no principles via DM Android App

    Saman Thursday, 06 November 2014 01:28 PM

    We still lack proper directions, intelligence, guidance and discipline. Serve ahs help the country and people should be the priority than personal gain.

    kj Thursday, 06 November 2014 01:44 PM

    Money matters...

    solico Friday, 07 November 2014 07:16 AM

    any party that keep him is definitely lose.

    rukshan1 Thursday, 06 November 2014 02:50 PM

    Sajith is playing a very selfish game of politics... he wants ranil to loose and his path to be cleared up... hope ranil wins... and truthfully we need respectable politicians like Mangala in the country!!! he was the only minister who went to opposition when everyone was going after perks!

    UNPers Friday, 07 November 2014 08:33 AM

    Pleaaaaaaaaaaaaaaase Go....

    suranjith lal Thursday, 06 November 2014 02:56 PM

    i think you better go and it will happened sooner or later. we public dont have any trust on you and others who crossed one party to another after elected from the particular party votes. we have no objection anyone resign from the parliament seat and crossover to contest from another party

    usoof Friday, 07 November 2014 09:26 AM

    these politicians will down our lives for their country

    azath Thursday, 06 November 2014 05:37 PM

    That is the sign of UNP winning becaus Mangala is associated with Losers

    Yehiya Thursday, 06 November 2014 05:51 PM

    Media double stand. Mangala never goes to MR regime.Only few gentleman in politics.

    Nada Thursday, 06 November 2014 05:57 PM

    Its an intelligent comment about present politicians who are hungry for powers.

    Ruhunukumari Thursday, 06 November 2014 06:12 PM

    Mangala is a man without principles. There are no permanent friends and enemies for him in politics except his own interest

    Simple Simon Thursday, 06 November 2014 09:17 AM

    With all the LONG JUMPERS, HIGH JUMPERS, how come we never win any gold medals at international athletic meets?

    Southpaw Thursday, 06 November 2014 09:34 AM

    you would compromised your principals as well as the trust of Voters if you decided to crossover. Besides it is like insulting the party that provided you a platform to fight against Corruption and Nepotism .

    jana_hitha Thursday, 06 November 2014 09:47 AM

    it is crazy to think his cross ovr will benefit d government tht d govt wud accept him for their side. Mangala carries a negative vote impact. via DM Android App

    AIA Thursday, 06 November 2014 10:00 AM

    Why did he cross over to the UNP in the first place seven years ago, if he wants to go back to accept a cabinet portfolio now. He could have remained a minister throughout.Our politicians neither have principals nor rationale.

    antonsunil77 Thursday, 06 November 2014 07:37 PM

    let the fellow jump no use for anybody only a rotten mouth

    CITIZEN Friday, 07 November 2014 03:13 PM

    We know of one fellow who is quite used to put his foot in the mouth. But, this fellow for all what he said about the Govt. and the President, back in their fold what will he do? All these fellows are shameless !!!

    Raja Kapuru Thursday, 06 November 2014 11:15 AM

    Is he planning to crossover wearing clothes or naked?

    Freebird Thursday, 06 November 2014 11:32 AM

    At last all these he shouted about the Govt is going yo give him a good harvest. via DM Android App


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