Will not contest the election: Sanath

6 July 2015 05:09 am - 19     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


SLFP Matara Chief Organiser and Deputy Minister Sanath Jayasuriya said today that he will not be contesting the upcoming parliamentary election due to personal reasons.

Speaking to Daily Mirror from Islamabad, Pakistan, the Deputy Minister said he would also relinquish the party organiser post.   

Jayasuriya was appointed as Provincial Council and Rural Development Deputy Minister by President Maithripala Sirisena in early June. (Channaka de Silva)


  Comments - 19

  • garawi Monday, 06 July 2015 12:12 PM

    You never contested any way and even if you want nobody will give nominations. Better go back to India and dance with the young girls, your favourite job in the past. Only a crazy president could have made you a minister!

    Devi Tuesday, 07 July 2015 11:15 AM

    200% agree! Time 2 go 4ever...

    Ryan Monday, 06 July 2015 12:28 PM

    and UNP list as well....

    Motta Tuesday, 07 July 2015 11:21 AM

    101% correct! Who carezzzzzzz

    PoLL Mota YA Monday, 06 July 2015 12:35 PM

    Apo loku dayak.. Who cares this man?

    asfar Tuesday, 07 July 2015 03:44 PM

    you are too good to be a politician.

    chandler Monday, 06 July 2015 02:03 PM

    Sana should never have amen up politics. Everyone makes mistakes so is Sanath. Move on guys.

    Lasanth Monday, 06 July 2015 02:53 PM

    Timely decision before he ends up in the dust bin. He is already rejected man.

    upali Monday, 06 July 2015 11:43 AM

    Good decision before been rejected by people.

    Waco Monday, 06 July 2015 11:49 AM

    Very good decision.

    MW Tuesday, 07 July 2015 02:21 PM

    Inspite his contribution 2 cricket, which is much appreciated! Another shameless guy who dabbed in politics 4 his benefit only!

    prasantha60 Monday, 06 July 2015 11:56 AM

    Looks like all the thieves and robbers going to be in that SLFP party

    joker Tuesday, 07 July 2015 02:26 PM

    ha! ha! one is a Greedy Ex President. A world record as a loosing President has never taken part in an Election ever again. He retires with Dignity!So tat ppl respect him more. Now this dancing JOKER!!

    Man Monday, 06 July 2015 11:57 AM

    Good if you can give your full time to cricket.

    Leo Tuesday, 07 July 2015 02:29 PM

    Sana shud hv maintained his dignity n never got into Politics. If he had time he shud hv spent it on Coaching, Training etc.Without ending in d Trash!

    Nihal Amarasekera Monday, 06 July 2015 11:59 AM

    Eying a National List seat. No way.

    Sincere Monday, 06 July 2015 12:00 PM

    You are a great cricketer Mother Lanka has produced and nurtured whom most young cricketers look up to. Discard that dirty coat of politics you were forced to put on by rogue politicians for their own survival and then devote your full time to uplift cricket in Sri Lanka.

    hb Monday, 06 July 2015 12:07 PM

    He knows that if he contests Matara voters would give him the same number of votes Anarkali got

    Caistus Jayatilleke Monday, 06 July 2015 03:48 PM

    Clean Bowled ? Anyway, he should have done it long ago without tarnishing his image.

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