Wimal slams Premajayantha

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By Achala Dissanayake and Sandun Jayasekara

National Freedom Front (NFF) Leader Wimal Weerawansa has slammed UPFA General Secretary Susil Premajayantha claiming that he has become ‘swollen headed’ with power after the UPFA failed to allocate two national list slots for his party, as promised before the General Elections.

Voicing his strong anger against receiving only one slot in the UPFA National List, Weerawansa told journalists today that Premajayantha had misinterpreted the mandate given by the people at the recently concluded General Elections.

“Susil Premajayantha maybe the Secretary of the UPFA but he has no right to make decisions on behalf of the other parties,” Weerawansa, whose party is a UPFA ally, said.

“On being informed that we were not going to get the two slots as promised I requested that we should be given both the slots or no slots at all,” he explained adding that Susil Premajayantha took the decision on his own to include Achala Jagoda and drop the name of former MP Mohammed Muzammil.

He added that if his party was informed before that they not going to receive the two slots on the national list, they would have made one of the two who were promised the slots to contest in the Parliamentary Elections.

General Secretary of the UPFA, former Education Minister Susil Premajayantha responding to the negative remarks made by NFF leader Wimal Weerawansa on the appointment of UPFA national List members said the list of 17 members was sent to the Elections Commissioner following the consensus reached by all constituent parties of the UPFA.

Representatives of the constituent parties took a policy decision to appoint one each from a constituent party to the final National List at the discussion held to determine how the 17 slots allocated to the UPFA should be shared. It was not a decision taken by one individual but through the consensus of all political parties that supported the UPFA, Mr. Premajayantha said.

“I cannot act arbitrarily as the General Secretary of the UPFA and I work according to the collective agreement taken by all constituent political parties of the UPFA. The party representatives were appraised about the consensus agreed to appoint only one member to the National List from each party and I worked accordingly,” Mr. Premjayantha said.

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  • Thursday, 22 April 2010 10:11 AM

    Well done Mr Susil.We agree with you.

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 10:16 AM

    God knows how he got the highest. I don't think we get so many stupid people in Colombo district who will vote for him. another JILMAL This time again!

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 10:19 AM

    I do not simply understand why people voted for this double tongued WW

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 10:21 AM

    Hidden JVP tactics exposed

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 10:22 AM

    GK- YOU HAVE NOT READ IT CLEARLY ..WHEN I SAY THAT THERE WERE MUCH BETTER EFFICIENT DIPLOMATS WHO DID MUCH BETTER WORK FOR THE COUNTRY DURING THE WAR THAN RAJIVA WIJE .. MUZZAMIL -NO WAY HE IS ONLY A PUPPET POLITICIAN .

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 10:32 AM

    oh........poor WW.........

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 10:37 AM

    MH.....WELL SAID SIR , FOUR GREAT WORDS . HA .HA

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 10:38 AM

    WW wants Muzzamil repaid for the services rendered. What a hoax it was the Rs 40 million.

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 04:06 PM

    'What goes around, comes around'! This is what you call retribution.

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 04:09 PM

    Hello Wimal, so now you know ...

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 10:46 AM

    What's happening with the 'mango friends' ?

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 04:34 PM

    Well done Susil - kick this fellow Wimal out!

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 04:35 PM

    Thanks Susil, you did well.

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 10:54 AM

    Why compare with Rajive. How did Malini Fonseka get in?

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 10:55 AM

    Good work Mr. Susil, who is Muzzamil. Keep it up, do not bog down to this opportunist.

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 10:58 AM

    Wonder is Muzammil has promised Gel Wansa a portion of the controversal 30 million for a National List slot.

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 11:00 AM

    No body voted him. it was all hora chanda. who on earth with a sane mind would vote him.

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 05:59 PM

    Wimal, you are a pain ...

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 06:00 PM

    SL dearly needs people like Rajiva, both in parliament and representing the country. This is a poor and cheap show by Wimal.

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 09:00 AM

    Ah.. Thunder Strikes in heaven?

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 09:05 AM

    lol look whose talking now

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 09:07 AM

    pop goes the alliance...

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 06:12 PM

    Now do you see how the government uses people?

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 09:10 AM

    Who is Muzammil compared to Dr. Rajiva Wijesinghe? Dr. Wijesinghe is a great diplomat who has done a lot on behalf of the country, during war. How dare this man bark like this?

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 09:16 AM

    Well done Mr.Susil. We are with you

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 09:17 AM

    ha ha ha

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 09:18 AM

    It looks like that WW's head is swollen just because he got the highest number of preferential votes.

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 06:55 PM

    Muzammil - who cares?

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 09:18 AM

    Great Magician of our time. This gentleman can swallow two three ships at a time.

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 09:24 AM

    They have only 17. How can we satisfy all ?

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 09:25 AM

    NOTHING TO WORRY, THIS IS JUST HOT AIR, ALL WILL BE FORGOTTEN WHEN THEY LAY THEIR HANDS ON THE GRAVY TRAIN !

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 09:27 AM

    TMA -YOU MAY NOT BE AWARE THAT THERE WERE MUCH BETTER DIPLOMATS WHO SERVED THE COUNTRY DURING THE WAR THAN RAJIVA WIJESINGHE .HE CAN ONLY SHOUT LOUDLY BUT NO VALUE IN WHAT HE SAYS.

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 09:27 AM

    Good work Mr.Susil... we are with u

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 09:30 AM

    Now, Wimal is getting the taste of his own medicine.

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 09:30 AM

    Man.... there are people to send you to the parliment with highest number of preferential votes............ I don't blame you; but the people who voted for you.

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 07:35 PM

    Mahinda, a 'snake' is at your feet. Beware ...

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 09:32 AM

    Wimal, be careful! do you remember what has happend to Sripathi and Mangala. Say yes to everything as usual.

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 09:34 AM

    Because of UPFA you got the mandate not because of your NFF

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 07:53 PM

    Think about the mentality of those who voted for this guy. The voters and leaders must be of the same character. That is why the world now looks at Sri Lanka quite differently ...

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 09:38 AM

    So Mr. veera Are you saying that Muzammil is better than Rajive

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 09:38 AM

    difference between reality and imagination. He has given the verdict to SF and thought of keeping him in prison as he comes to power (thats his imagination ),
    See what has happened to his power, which is the reality.

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 09:39 AM

    NR said at an election campaign that WW also like a son to MR what happend to the sonship??

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 09:41 AM

    Now Muazmil can tell the truth about the money that was offered during the presdential election and all that Wimal set up. .........its only a matter of time time the cats jumps out of the bag

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 09:42 AM

    "Now you are talking"

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 09:57 PM

    WW, use one of your 'panchayuda.'

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 09:49 AM

    Can't help, Comrade Wimale ! You have only one person behind now. It'd be advisable not to shout too much hereafter.

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 09:53 AM

    wait Dr Wimal, more to come in future!!

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 09:54 AM

    Man, atleast be thankful to UPFA that you are in the parliament.

    Thursday, 22 April 2010 09:56 AM

    Congratulations. This is a good start. Better and best to follow?


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