Video: Some Govt. members want UNP tickets: Tissa

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Some Provincial Councillors and Provincial Ministers who contested under the UPFA ticket at the last Provincial Council Elections had requested for nomination under the UNP for the upcoming elections, UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake said today.

Mr. Attanayake said a large number of applications for nomination had been received for the upcoming elections more than expected.
“We have received a large number of applications not only from the UNPers, but also some government Provincial Councilors and Provincial Ministers who also requested for nominations.

“We are considering their requests as well,” Mr. Attanayake said.

Mr. Attanayake also said the militarisation of the civil society was becoming one of the terrible problems in the country.

“Militarisation is spreading everywhere today. Army officers and retired army officers are now made Chiefs of the sports administration bodies. This will lead to a militarisation in the country,” he said.

However, he didn’t reject the military engagement in the national security and said the dignity of the security forces should be protected when they were directed to civil matters.

He said this was why the allegations were leveled against the security forces in the North as the forces were employed in extra duties.

He said as a party which appreciates democracy, the UNP didn’t agree on militarisation and said the militarisation was destroying democracy.

He said presently the country was governed by the military forces and not by the ministers.

“We do not agree to the appointing of security officers to civil administrative portfolios,” he said. (Chaturanga Pradeep)
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  • Anima Tuesday, 23 July 2013 08:27 PM

    Country is going in good path.

    Lalith Tuesday, 23 July 2013 08:36 PM

    Most probably the people who want UNP nominations may the ones who did not get nominations from the UPFA.

    Dr I.M.C.Fernando,UK Tuesday, 23 July 2013 10:17 PM

    The title"some govt.members want unp tickets" is quite misleading. They are only provincial councillors !! TA appears to be living in cuckoo land. More the reason to do away with PC's.The truth may be quite the opposite as pointed out by Nalaka !! TA says the country is getting militarised - so much the better after a three decades war.May not be such a bad thing for SL !!!!!

    Southpaw Tuesday, 23 July 2013 11:48 PM

    Dont offer Tickets to People who want a fast ticket to crossover with UNP Votes

    Reader Tuesday, 23 July 2013 02:04 PM

    Must be madmen to leave a Gold Mine.

    unchikun Tuesday, 23 July 2013 09:21 AM

    Name the names!

    aruna Tuesday, 23 July 2013 09:24 AM

    i think Tissa lives in a dream world..no surprise..

    Muheed Jeeran Tuesday, 23 July 2013 09:39 AM

    Well it is an easy way for them to win and crossover to govt side again... Think wisely before you making these statements.

    Ane Anichchan Tuesday, 23 July 2013 09:46 AM

    Obviously those were disqualified by the election committee of the UPFA due to their wrong doings!

    nalaka Tuesday, 23 July 2013 09:47 AM

    The truth is most UNP want Gov tickets

    chintake Wednesday, 24 July 2013 01:40 AM

    who is going to cross over to government today?

    Patrick Tuesday, 23 July 2013 10:02 AM

    Seems the disease of day dreaming has got to the opposition as well especially the UNP

    danny Wednesday, 24 July 2013 01:43 PM

    I dont know whether this is Thissa's pure bad luck or by design, just a day after the this statement Dayasiri crossed over to the government.... Nothing is going right for him...

    Kondebedapucheena Tuesday, 23 July 2013 10:03 AM

    LoL

    PRASANNAJIT Tuesday, 23 July 2013 10:07 AM

    Why are you so bankrupt that you cannot find any UNPers.?

    M.O.A.Careem Tuesday, 23 July 2013 05:03 PM

    bad to give good to entertain.....

    maddy Tuesday, 23 July 2013 11:48 AM

    see the government and list pure SLPF MEMBERS..then u realize SLPF also bankrupt

    Hoodwinked Tuesday, 23 July 2013 11:49 AM

    Tell it to the birds. With guys like you at the helm it is only a fantasy or pipe dream.


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