Gampaha District parliamentarian Ranjan Ramanayake said today several minor parties had offered to give him a nomination to contest the next general election and that he was ready to join them if he was denied the ticket to contest under the UNP.
“People like Sarath Manamendra and Susil Kidelpitiya invited me to join them and work with them. I will have to accept their offer if I was denied nominations. However, the party has not officially announced the decision not to give me nominations,” he said.
Mr. Ramanayake said party leader Ranil Wickremesinghe had told him that some MPs had made requests to remove him from the party.
“However, he did not reveal the names of those who made the allegations against me. I doubt if one MP who came from the list in the Gampaha District is among them. The MPs who had lost their electorates and districts do not like my contesting. They know that I will top the list if I contested,” he said.
He made these comments after he sat for the GCE O/L English paper last morning where he said he wanted to obtain a credit pass for O/L English to qualify for the law entrance examination. (Ajith Siriwardana)
Comments - 4
ravi amarasinghe Thursday, 05 December 2019 06:53 PM
joing with them and do some work 4 country.
TONY Thursday, 05 December 2019 09:30 PM
GO INDEPENDENT PLEASE DO NOT JOIN ANY PARTY EITHER. IF YOU ARE INDEPENDENT YOU CAN HAVE YOUR SAY IN PARLIAMENT WITHOUT BEING UNDER PARTY RULES
Anmanpan Friday, 06 December 2019 09:13 AM
I too am you sir. People who speak the truth in this country are blacklisted and penalised. Be independent and voice your opinion. The same goes to Mangala. He talked logically and in Sri Lanka logical talk is taboo.
Econ Friday, 06 December 2019 09:14 AM
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