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Disclose UNP-TNA agreement: Gammanpila

5 December 2018 10:02 pm - 26     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The United National Party (UNP) and the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) should reveal any agreement between them which had compelled the TNA to back the UNP, Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) Leader Udaya Gammanpila said today.

Addressing a news briefing, he said the TNA had been reiterating in the past that they would not support the UNP to form a Government for more than one month.

“All of sudden, the TNA changed its stand and decided to support Ranil Wickremesinghe to be the Prime Minister,” Gammanpila said.

“What are the promises given by the UNP to the TNA for the TNA to suddenly change its stand? People of this country have a right to know the agreement since the people may have to face its disastrous consequences,” he said.

During the 2001 Parliamentary election campaign, Mr Gammanpila said, Mangala Samaraweera disclosed a UNP – LTTE agreement.

“Although the UNP denied it, they implemented the contents of the agreement after coming to office. Similarly, Tissa Attanayake disclosed an agreement between the UNP and TNA just before the Presidential Election in 2015.

“Although the UNP denied it, most of the promises mentioned therein were implemented by the UNP. Hence, we urge both the UNP and TNA to disclose the agreement which compelled the TNA to pledge its support to Mr Wickremesinghe,” he said.(Lahiru Pothmulla)

  Comments - 26

  • vithura Wednesday, 05 December 2018 10:09 PM

    These racist rabble rousers should be barred from politics, if Sri Lanka is to survive as united country!

    Mandayan Thursday, 06 December 2018 05:06 PM

    Please continue to play into the hands of Tamil extremists until their demand on referendum in self determination comes true.

    Dee Wednesday, 05 December 2018 10:12 PM

    One of them crossed over to you. And only he remains with wires crossed. Why not ask him. Say you will give him a 'cabinet position'! That's a good deal!

    NOAGREEMENT Wednesday, 05 December 2018 10:18 PM

    All the judgements and all you expectations afe going wrong You speak of UNP/TULF agreements and create an communal unrest in this country. This may be another trump card of MS

    Thomas Wednesday, 05 December 2018 10:36 PM

    Due to the violation of the constitution by the incumbent President, both TNA , UNP, and other Parton ave taken a firm standSince UNP is the largest party TNA has the right to support Democratic Party The back door PM cannot claim the right too be the PM

    Lankan Wednesday, 05 December 2018 10:40 PM

    This type of talk is good in a school debate but not for national politics.

    raj Wednesday, 05 December 2018 10:42 PM

    first of all disclose your assets

    K. C. John Thursday, 06 December 2018 08:46 AM

    Including the amount you embezzled from Australian businessman Shaddick, please.

    hemantha Thursday, 06 December 2018 12:45 PM

    Including money earn from Rs.100/= collection.

    saman Wednesday, 05 December 2018 10:44 PM

    You disclose your agreement with Viyalanderan first. Money or Elam or Federal or LTTE Prisoner releasing ?

    mad dog Wednesday, 05 December 2018 10:49 PM

    Udaya is well known for his thinking on Tamils. Udaya hates TAMILS so do most of his supporters. Let me make some comments to Udaya and that is when you and your goons sold our country to China you never uttered one word.

    Gha Wednesday, 05 December 2018 10:51 PM

    What kind of jokers these guys are? Thinking people are stupid to believe his false statement. What agreement you’ll had when you’ll appointed one of TNA member in your cabinet?? ??

    Mandy Wednesday, 05 December 2018 10:57 PM

    How about disclosing your forged Power of Attorney with which you played out Aussie businessman Shadik.

    Jude Wednesday, 05 December 2018 11:10 PM

    First disclose about the crooked deal involving the case of financial fraud, between you and Aussie businessman Brian Shaddick!! Yeah!!

    mugunthan Wednesday, 05 December 2018 11:29 PM

    Nut loose

    TONY Thursday, 06 December 2018 08:47 AM


    Malli Thursday, 06 December 2018 09:00 AM

    Get lost you bull headed

    Don Thursday, 06 December 2018 09:03 AM

    This man is trying ti teach the Supreme court judges.

    gamini Thursday, 06 December 2018 09:12 AM

    Tissa's disclosure was proved to be a forgery (at which you are an expert) and he is facing criminal charges

    S. P. Ramkumar Thursday, 06 December 2018 12:00 PM

    Agreement with UNP may be strengthn democracy in this country. You begged MR to safeguard from the cheating cas with Australian .

    Massdeen Thursday, 06 December 2018 12:01 PM

    Mr Gammanpila you don’t have any rights to ask or dictate any terms to UNP or TNA , you are not even two cents worth politician

    Shelley Thursday, 06 December 2018 12:14 PM

    Every body works with understanding. Not necessary with agreements. What's wrong with UNP works with understanding with minorities. ? What's there to hide.?

    Lala Thursday, 06 December 2018 03:47 PM

    Mr Gammanpila you might wish to look back in your family tree and see where your roots are from. Your surname was once Ammanpillai.

    naradha Thursday, 06 December 2018 04:01 PM

    This man survives on the racial card. These are the kind of individuals who fueled 30 year civil war. They must be banned from politics.

    Lanka Shantha Thursday, 06 December 2018 04:48 PM

    TNA is asking for a Stable Democratic Government. Not 16 ministerial post from UNP. But you people are fighting for to get a corrupt family Government.

    Hubert Friday, 07 December 2018 12:33 PM

    If you haven't seen a real Perethaya this is him

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