UNP accuses SF

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Main opposition United National Party (UNP) today accused former Army Commander Sarath Fonskea and the organisers of the joint opposition rally on October 18 of attempting to divide the opposition.

UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake told a news conference that the organisers including Mr. Fonseka were carrying out a government contract to break-up the opposition.

He said Mr. Fonseka had turned down a UNP invitation to join the Vipashaye Virodaya a joint opposition group some time back but instead was attempting to form another opposition group by dividing the UNP. “Sarath Fonseka should have joined as without interfering with the internal matters of our party,” he said.
Mr. Attanayake said Mr. Fonseka should remember that to help him the UNP made a great sacrifice during the last presidential election by not fielding a candidate. (Yohan Perera )
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  • smartass Wednesday, 17 October 2012 03:07 AM

    100% preferential of the votes for the trophy.

    smartass Wednesday, 17 October 2012 03:18 AM

    RW pulled the carpet under SF's feet

    Medalankara de Chopp Tuesday, 16 October 2012 04:19 PM

    Sorry folks, Tissa cracked a joke, which you did not understand.He is the modern Andare.Have a hearty laugh

    Gona Mark Wednesday, 17 October 2012 03:24 AM

    Forget about parliamentary elections. The point here is, RW can not attract the masses towards UNP/opposition. The question is, can UNP motivate the neutral, ordinary not voting masses in the next election? Unless you do it RW is history perhaps UNP too.

    Junior Citizen Tuesday, 16 October 2012 08:45 AM

    the street drama Ranil was planning for Novenber, is sure to take place --SF vs Ranil vs Sajith-

    Achari Tuesday, 16 October 2012 08:47 AM

    There is nothing to divide.UNP is already broken to pieces by your big headed leader.

    true sri lankan Tuesday, 16 October 2012 08:51 AM

    We need a good opposition....UNP.. Or SF we dont mind

    chuti Tuesday, 16 October 2012 08:51 AM

    Sorry Tissa, SF is just an officer. Not a gentleman.
    So he does forget those who help him easily.

    Royalist Tuesday, 16 October 2012 12:00 AM

    What is there to divide anymore? The UNP itself is hopelessly divided! via DM Android App

    Prasannajit Tuesday, 16 October 2012 08:56 AM

    What is the sacrifice they made? They didnt have anybody to put up as a candidate. UNP is the party who are carrying out the govt contract.

    rednaxela Friday, 19 October 2012 10:50 AM

    Tissa Attanayake you have become Tiththa Attanayake. Nobody wants you. Think of retirement from politics. It's good for you and the Country.

    sam Tuesday, 16 October 2012 12:00 AM

    the main opposition has its own internal politics and they have no backbone to do anything what the gvt is doing and now they are blaming the ones who are trying to make a change. wth via DM Android App

    flipper Tuesday, 16 October 2012 09:06 AM

    So finally its true there is no Opposition party in Sri Lanka. What a wonderful country.

    Labby Tuesday, 16 October 2012 12:41 PM

    Any right thinking citizen of this country should know that Mr Fonseka has no political future, hence the desperate attempts taken to maintain his name.

    CounterClockwise Tuesday, 16 October 2012 09:06 AM

    I guess Mr Fonseka Should Join the UNP , thus bringing the UNP in to a power ful state,, Forming a new party wil actually divide the votes.. making the GOverment to stay for ever!!!

    jan Tuesday, 16 October 2012 05:56 PM

    All these comments gives the impression that we will have to put up with Merv & co. for a long time??

    Noorulhaq Tuesday, 16 October 2012 09:08 AM

    Sorry Sir you are barking at wrong tree, others have nothing to do with your inability to build the unity among its members, you have only to blame your leader, whom losing the confident of masses day by day.

    Gona Mark Tuesday, 16 October 2012 09:10 AM

    If you have fielded a candidate, the true power of your great opposition leader would have revealed to the world. Mind your word TA,

    Raju Wednesday, 17 October 2012 01:53 PM

    You may be right. But worse culprit in this division is SF.

    Dinesh Tuesday, 16 October 2012 09:12 AM

    Time to change your party name. DNP - Divided National Party.
    You guys are never good in united.

    Watalapang mama Tuesday, 16 October 2012 06:04 PM

    Im a UNP blood. But i dont like as long as Ranil mamaa in the party. Pls give it to cabapble man sajith

    Rj Tuesday, 16 October 2012 09:23 AM

    Mr Attanayake, what is left in the UNP to divide?

    Herby Padmaperuma.. Tuesday, 16 October 2012 06:25 PM

    TISSA ATTANAYAKE, IS A DAMNABLE, CONDEMNABLE LIER, WHE HE SAYS IT HELPED SF AT THE LAST PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS, BUT TH COUNTRY KNOWS THAT SF HELPED THE UNP TO SAVE ITS FACE, WHEN NEITHER RANIL I OR ANY OTHER FROM HE UNP DARE CONTEST THE P/LECTIONS. IT I NOTHING BUT FAIR THAT SF REFUSED WITH CONTMPT, TO JOIN THE UNP A DEPLEED, TORN WITH INIDE FIGHTS ,AND NATINALLY REJECTED PARTY,AT THE JOINT OPPOSITION ."VIPAKSHA VIRODAYA"HE UNP IS NOW TH DOG IN THE MANGER.

    Raju Wednesday, 17 October 2012 01:58 PM

    If you get SF instead of Mervin you will be raped. Mervin behaves as an illiterate idiot. But you cannnot satisfy the carnel desires of a Commander.

    Gampaha citizen Tuesday, 16 October 2012 09:27 AM

    had UNP fielded RW for last presidential election he would has set another record by loosing three presidential elections. Pissunayake is doing a government contract. There is UNP to be divided.

    Minister Tuesday, 16 October 2012 09:39 AM

    Everybody is worried about filling his own stomach Tissa. We now know the colours of all of them!

    Senaka Tuesday, 16 October 2012 07:06 PM

    MR must be the happiest person to hear these comments. Surely he will be the president for many decades.

    Don Siripala Tuesday, 16 October 2012 01:31 PM

    You rite, He can only follow orders and he is no better that MR. Thank god he lost the last election.

    Mason Tuesday, 16 October 2012 01:34 PM

    Everyone is aware that the present incumbent as president is power hungry and has usurped unprecedented powers. Democratic institutions are being silenced. The need of the hour therefore is to change the government as well as abolish the Presidency. Towards this every right thinking person must get together and support whosoever is leading the battle. It is stupid for Tissa Attanayake to say that sometime back SF did not join their protest , so the UNP should not support their protest.

    Squiryl de Alwis Tuesday, 16 October 2012 01:37 PM

    Give a call to Ranil and tell him to step down I'm sure he'll leave... NOT

    Samantha100 Tuesday, 16 October 2012 09:51 AM

    This is Sri Lanka. SF trying the lottery ticket. Do not fall in the pit in day light........

    Trehan Munsinghe Tuesday, 16 October 2012 01:47 PM

    Election results speak for themselves... about the UNP....Its far better for SF to go on his own.. SL needs a voice , its time !!

    Kondebendapucheena Tuesday, 16 October 2012 09:46 AM

    UNP have no Future with RW nor with SF or Sajith or KAru,must have Young Blood,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,start from Ground Leval

    Cobbler Tuesday, 16 October 2012 01:50 PM

    SF should know more diplomacy. He should have spoken to the UNP leaders before talking to these discards. They got an unwanted publicity.

    Kalu Sudda Tuesday, 16 October 2012 08:34 PM

    OMG these bums when will they shut up and go to heaven.

    LIAMSI Tuesday, 16 October 2012 01:54 PM

    VERY SOON THEY WILL TAKE THE PARTY TO JOIN HANDS WITH THE MR GOVERNMENT AND RANI MAY BECOME THE PRIME MINISTER THERE.........THATS WHERE THEY ARE HEADING FOR.......

    misunderstood Tuesday, 16 October 2012 09:58 AM

    i was taught united we stand divided we fall? how can u say an attempt to unite it is dividing???

    John Tuesday, 16 October 2012 02:03 PM

    As long as Mr. Wickramasinghe is the UNP leader there will be a devided opposition. These are all selfish politicians.

    Xms Tuesday, 16 October 2012 09:59 AM

    Finally the division are apparent!

    Farzan Tuesday, 16 October 2012 02:05 PM

    People like Thissa Attanayake and Ranil and few others are the main reason to division not only in the opposition but also within their party itself.
    Poor leaderships only made this party to this condition.

    leelananda Wednesday, 17 October 2012 05:25 AM

    ask the ranil and thissa same and then will see the result.

    Ranjith Tuesday, 16 October 2012 10:01 AM

    When UNP DNP JVP all were united & fielded a common candidate still couldnt defeat MR. What will happen when akk are devided.........Hi...Hi

    cap Tuesday, 16 October 2012 02:14 PM

    Mr. Attanayake please wake up & smell the roses, The UNP is no more. You need to wake up open your eyes and see that the UNP party is slowly loosing it's good ppl. You & Ranil need to step down & never come back to the Party, we are fed up of you two & some others bowing down to the Big guy & his govt. it's time some one took control and gave a good fight to him rather than some puppets like you both. Please hear our messages loud & clear to leave the UNP Party with immediate effect.

    Samantha100 Tuesday, 16 October 2012 09:57 AM

    People are relieved because UNP cannot put SF back in jail.

    Minister Tuesday, 16 October 2012 10:09 AM

    Looking at the records of election defeats of UNP in the last several decades, do you think, had you fielded a UNP candidate in the last Presidential Elections, today you would have had a UNP President? Whom are you trying to narrate these fairy tales to?

    Ajith Tuesday, 16 October 2012 02:11 PM

    Ok, Parliamentary Elections, SF contested on his own, not with UNP, how much was he able to pull ...?????????

    Ajith Tuesday, 16 October 2012 02:12 PM

    He tried is luck, contesting the Presidential elections and that too when he had more supporters...

    Ravishan Tuesday, 16 October 2012 10:06 AM

    Till your leader is there no way an opposition can win an election.Why not SF too try his luck?

    dont insult us Tuesday, 16 October 2012 10:18 AM

    Big Joke....Don't insult us..

    Nihal Amarasekera Tuesday, 16 October 2012 10:14 AM

    absurd.

    Druvi Tuesday, 16 October 2012 11:53 PM

    UNP (Ranil) have you ever read of 'Alice in Wonderland'?? you should read it, super for your next move!!!! Druvi

    Greshan Tuesday, 16 October 2012 12:00 AM

    Shut up Tissa. let SF do what he wants and let the massess decide whom they want! via DM Android App

    Al Rasa Tuesday, 16 October 2012 10:32 AM

    As far as some faction of UNP is thinking out of the box no challenge is given to the govt. It;s only with Ranil's leadership supported by all will solve the problem.

    Cyril de Alwis Tuesday, 16 October 2012 10:29 AM

    Yes, very true. But Ranil must vanish as the leader of UNP and Mr. Fonseka should take over his post. This is the only solution, if he joins UNP. Ranil is one of the weakest leaders in Sri Lanka we ever had.

    Cyril


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