Tussle over appointment of Opposition Leader

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More than 40 MPs have handed over a document to Speaker Karu Jayasuriya requesting him to appoint NDF candidate Sajith Premadasa as leader of the Opposition, MP Ajith P. Perera told Daily Mirror today.

“We handed over a letter to Speaker Jayasuriya requesting him to appoint Mr. Premadasa as Leader of the Opposition and this was in addition to the letter handed over by UNP General Secretary Akila Viraj Kariyawasam who had requested for the appointment of outgoing Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as the Opposition Leader. However we will wait for the decision of the Speaker,” he said.

A similar situation arose in 1994 where the late Gamini Dissanayake and Mr. Wickremesinghe vied for the post and the former was chosen in a vote at UNP Head Quarters Sirikotha.

Former UNP Chairman Kabir Hashim and Former Minister Ranjith Madduma Bandara are among those who have signed the agreement.

The Speaker's office confirmed the receipt of a document calling for the appointment of Mr. Premadasa as Leader of the Opposition. (Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 9

  • Metta Thursday, 21 November 2019 05:22 PM

    Sajith the ungrateful bustard ruined UNP, his boss and himself will never succeed in life

    Jonty G Thursday, 21 November 2019 06:03 PM

    Ask that power hungry fool RW to get out or carry him out

    Samson Thursday, 21 November 2019 05:47 PM

    Both are of no use. Find someone else

    Gotap Thursday, 21 November 2019 06:04 PM

    Rani has to go if UNP and Country to prosper.

    Yankee Dude Thursday, 21 November 2019 06:11 PM

    Sajith is the best to become opposition leader ! .

    Gari m Thursday, 21 November 2019 06:36 PM

    Ranil is the bane of the country

    Ranjan Silva Thursday, 21 November 2019 08:45 PM

    How come a person who can't win his electorate becomes an opposition leader?

    Era Friday, 22 November 2019 08:43 AM

    Ranil has to retire as he ed UNP for 25 yeas without a single Presidebtial win.

    Christopher R Friday, 22 November 2019 09:47 AM

    Why tussle, Ranil is the most suitable as he is the most experienced in that post

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