The formation of a Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) government after the next general election is only dream, United National Party (UNP) Media Spokesman and Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said today.
He told a media conference at Sirikotha that the UNP has revived itself and garnered the support of the majority Sinhala Buddhist community and as such, the SLFP would have little or no chance of winning the election.
The minister said though several attempts had been made in the past to split the UNP, its members unlike those of the SLFP had made several sacrifices to save the party.
“They kept saying ‘yes sir’ to whatever was ordered by Mr. Rajapaksa. Nowadays, they are making futile efforts to get their leader to return to politics so that the investigations into cases of alleged fraud and corruption and the abuse of public resources can be ended,” the minister said.
He said the UNP would definitely win 125 parliamentary seats and provide a proper response to those who attempted to sabotage the UNP and those who stoned Sirikotha. (Piyumi Fonseka and Darshana Sanjeewa)
When will our politicians learn when to talk and what to talk about.?
Nishan Tuesday, 09 June 2015 05:56 PM
After the 100 day show you will get only about 80 seats.
Stoner Tuesday, 09 June 2015 06:03 PM
Well the MR clan only knows the stone age method of stoning. stone sirikotha stone the police. UNP should civilize them
lkboy Tuesday, 09 June 2015 06:04 PM
Ok, but you pls dont become the education minister.
Lakshman De Silva Tuesday, 09 June 2015 06:06 PM
Statements that are dreams. Maitripala Sirisena won by over 6 million votes which were SLFP votes. UNP came to be the illegal government outside any mandate from the Voters but by an unconstitutional move by Sirisena
Jamesbond Wednesday, 10 June 2015 09:46 AM
Looks another Sumana............?
Gratiaen Wednesday, 10 June 2015 09:50 AM
Yes Tiger funny.What you are saying is exactly correct.W/o going to the grass root level,he is just dreaming sitting in a cool room.
senaka Tuesday, 09 June 2015 06:46 PM
an overestimate nishan, unp will be very lucky to get 50 seats.
jay Wednesday, 10 June 2015 10:10 AM
yanne kohedha malle pol
Tiger funny Tuesday, 09 June 2015 07:01 PM
This guy is having daydream . .haha..
patriot Tuesday, 09 June 2015 07:05 PM
We want to send both UNP and SLFP home.
Esala Tuesday, 09 June 2015 07:06 PM
Day dreaming, If can get 50 that is better. This also join with JVP and, LTTE.
Sikuru Tuesday, 09 June 2015 07:25 PM
100day program was sabotaged and obstructed by the UPFA and they should pay for that. UNP will over a 100 seats
Ganesan Tuesday, 09 June 2015 07:31 PM
For the sake of the country there should be another national government for the next five years.Keeping Mahinda
gayan Tuesday, 09 June 2015 07:31 PM
Nims Wednesday, 10 June 2015 11:04 AM
Correction - only Six hundred thousand majority
Hiran Tuesday, 09 June 2015 05:38 PM
Way to go UNP! Be careful of not staging the tortoise and the rabbit story though! Should never be over confident!
Amila Tuesday, 09 June 2015 05:40 PM
Majority power in parliament did the worst to this country for the last ten years. So we no need any majority party in the parliament any more.
Prem Nath Wednesday, 10 June 2015 12:20 PM
This wishful thinking ended long long ago.
Sincere Wednesday, 10 June 2015 08:58 AM
He is a lotus eater!
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