Some Govt. MPs to cross over to SJB ahead of polls

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The Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB), led by Sajith Premadasa is in talks with a group of government MPs who have expressed their willingness to join the opposition and contest the upcoming general election under the new alliance, the Daily Mirror learns.

A senior SJB source said talks between the ruling party MPs and SJB members was initiated last week with the group likely to join the alliance during the next few days to contest under its banner.

The government MPs, who are likely to cross over, have expressed their dissatisfaction at the manner in the government was treating them and were opposed to its policies.

Meanwhile, more MPs loyal to the United National Party (UNP) Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe are also expected to cross over to the SJB in the wake of the continuing infighting between Mr. Wickremesinghe and Mr. Premadasa.

Senior members of the SJB and the UNP have admitted that both leaders had 'weaknesses' which needed to be addressed but that Mr. Premadasa enjoys a higher rate of popularity rate than Mr. Wickremesinghe when it came to the general election. (JAMILA HUSAIN)

  Comments - 8

  • MP Wednesday, 11 March 2020 06:41 AM


    Paaksha Wednesday, 11 March 2020 09:03 AM

    Someone perhaps belonging to the Notorious Rajapak Tribe

    Sokrates Wednesday, 11 March 2020 10:05 AM

    Or they are honest and do not want to follow a criminal family clan any more.

    Voter Wednesday, 11 March 2020 07:36 AM

    On 26th April, we will know!!!

    Roshan Wednesday, 11 March 2020 07:43 AM

    In your dreams SP.

    De Costha Wednesday, 11 March 2020 09:02 AM

    So called Mr. Clean has been in the politics last 40years and he should've left the party long ago and Since 2005 General election he has been putting So called Common candidates for Presidential election and no netter weather win or loose he is the opposition leader, we had enaugh with you sir, SAJITH Premadsa comes with PAMBAYA we will vote for him.

    Voter 2 Wednesday, 11 March 2020 10:20 AM

    Sajith will win. People have realised he's not fake

    parakum Wednesday, 11 March 2020 03:46 PM

    Be aware of GREEKS BEARING GIFTS, if they are from SLFP do not welcome them.

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