UPFA MP Vasudeva Nanayakkara today proposed MP Dinesh Gunawardane to be appointed as the Opposition Leader claiming it was unethical for the SLFP to hold both Cabinet Ministerial posts as well as the position of the Opposition Leader.
He said the ‘National Government’ formed yesterday was not a genuine National Government but a coalition government of the UNP and SLFP.
“When there are SLFP ministers, the incumbent Opposition leader will not be able to criticise ministers or the government. Therefore, if the Speaker of the House calls for a new Opposition leader, we will name Mr. Gunawardane,” he told a news conference in Colombo today.
MP Wimal Weerawansa and Provincial Councillor Udaya Gammanpila spoke in favour of the proposal. (Lahiru Pothmulla)
I feel the most suitable person for Opposition leader is Anura Kumar Dissanayake from JVP
SriLankanou Monday, 23 March 2015 01:57 PM
Vasu and Dinesh. You too retire from politics.
Duminda Monday, 23 March 2015 02:25 PM
Premalal Monday, 23 March 2015 02:39 PM
Can either of these two jokers get at least 1 % of the vote cast? Struggling for survival in a lost cause.
fff,kkkkkkkkkkkkkkk Tuesday, 24 March 2015 05:34 AM
jayamapathy Monday, 23 March 2015 02:41 PM
Vasu is a Sinhala chauvinist. He should have proposed the leader of TNA as the opposition leader instead of a minion like Dinesh.
kukula. Monday, 23 March 2015 02:56 PM
Sir it is time for your retirement, and please take the two WW
sunny Tuesday, 24 March 2015 11:49 AM
Are you Nuts
Dilli Monday, 23 March 2015 03:09 PM
Anura Kumara is the most suitable person at the moment.
Abraham Monday, 23 March 2015 03:15 PM
Having over 20 ministers in the government from the opposition party, the SLFP thereby cannot hold the position as Opposition leader.
cyril n Monday, 23 March 2015 03:16 PM
AfterSLFP, TNA is the largest party in the parliament and naturally their leader should be made Leader of Opposition.
Arjuna Ranawana Monday, 23 March 2015 03:20 PM
Vasu proposed. Dew seconded. only three votes.
Malta Monday, 23 March 2015 03:41 PM
I think according 2 my knowledge the My3 is going to be the next JR of this country, cos he is going to be the president only 4 four years, and then he will retire ( cant say till the last moment sometimes he may change his ideas, God knows,) and there on the next generation has to suffer the consequences god help SL..
Cyril de Alwis Monday, 23 March 2015 03:47 PM
All Parliamentarians over 60 year must be sent on compulsory retirements including Vasudeva.Cyril
dulan Monday, 23 March 2015 04:08 PM
Who are u to give your opinions Vasu?
gamaraala Monday, 23 March 2015 04:22 PM
Two useless characters with zero contribution to the nation.
THE TRUTH Monday, 23 March 2015 04:23 PM
THE THREE JOKERS VASU, MODA VANSA AND DINESH ARE DESPERATE AS THIS WILL BE THEIR LAST FEW MINUTES IN PARLIMENT.
pradeep Tuesday, 24 March 2015 07:02 PM
Vasu Nanayakkarawe know you well you in the 1971 JVP murderous group who killed thousands of innocent Sinhalese you bloody hippocrit, weerawansa alias pachawansa you and your wife with DIp passports smuggledmillions of Jewels and Drugs, you hippocrits you ruin this Country
Lawry Monday, 23 March 2015 04:55 PM
Senior citizens are jogging their minds to remember if these two oldies have done anything for the country. Did they at least succeed dividing?
upali Monday, 23 March 2015 12:56 PM
Very Correct. We also would like to know whether rest of the SLFP parliamentarians have also joined with the govt.
Renu Monday, 23 March 2015 12:59 PM
Mick Monday, 23 March 2015 01:00 PM
The SLFP cannot hold opposition leader position as it is in the government, therefore leader of the opposition position should go to TNA..... This is exactly what Ranil and My3 want at the expense of innocent Sinhalese voters
Appuhamy Monday, 23 March 2015 01:01 PM
Makes sense. These guys can live up to their past track record of just criticising for the sake of objecting to everything.
TONY Monday, 23 March 2015 01:06 PM
EVERYONE WANTS TO MAKE HAY WHILE THE SUN IS SHINNING
Udarata Gamaya Monday, 23 March 2015 01:10 PM
Folk, Naduth Hamuduruwange, Baduth Hamuduruwange!
BuffaloaCitizen Monday, 23 March 2015 01:15 PM
The most logical and honest opposition has been the JVP. What Vasu is proposing is a group of crooks and racists who swing according to the takings.
Ravishankar Monday, 23 March 2015 01:23 PM
Why not a JVPr as the opposition leader
What? Monday, 23 March 2015 01:28 PM
End of democracy. NO Opposition equals dictatorship!!! First getting rid of CJ illegally and no opposition now... This is worse than all other Presidents put to gather !!!
willowsd Monday, 23 March 2015 01:37 PM
dilip Monday, 23 March 2015 01:38 PM
Very good move. SLFP should be cleaned. Some of them are too greedy for power. Get the opposition leaders post, bring Mr.Mahinder back. This is the best way to win the next electios.I do not believe what they say about Mr. Mahinda.If he wanted to steal he would never have finished the war. For some people the war was a gold mine. The people who wanted to drag the war are in power now.
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