16 SLFP rebels to join Ekabadda Podu Jana Peramuna

20 July 2018 06:13 pm - 14     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The 16-member SLFP group said today they had decided to join the ‘Ekabadda Podu Jana Peramuna,’ a grand alliance which is to be formed under the leadership of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

This was revealed by MP Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena during a media briefing held yesterday at the parliamentary complex.

“The 16-member group is happy about the decision to quit the government because it is all out to sell national assets. We will join the protest and rally that is being organised by the joint opposition on August 17,” he said

On a different note, MP Abeywardena refuted allegations that there were divisions among the 16-member group.

Meanwhile, MP Dilan Perera said the 16-member group would convince the remaining 23 SLFP members, who were holding ministerial portfolios, to leave the government and join the opposition.

MPs Susil Premajayantha, Anura Priyadharshana Yapa, W.D.J. Seneviratne, Chandima Weerakkody and Lohan Ratwatte participated in the news briefing. MP Dayasiri Jayasekera was a notable absentee. (Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana)

  Comments - 14

  • Lord Wolfstein Friday, 20 July 2018 06:11 PM

    Traitors meet rowdies

    Ex-voter Saturday, 21 July 2018 09:35 AM

    Another party, can have many parties!!!

    Nihal Amarasekera Friday, 20 July 2018 06:28 PM

    Not interested.

    MFSL Friday, 20 July 2018 06:30 PM

    Good for nothing jobless jokers....

    Jude Friday, 20 July 2018 07:18 PM

    The g16 have become the laughing stock and being rejected!! So the losers going back to the lap of biggest loser!!?? Ironic huh!!!??

    Buddhist Friday, 20 July 2018 08:09 PM

    What game is the President Sirisena playing? Why is he not kicking out the "Pinata Seat Guys" who are members of the 16 group? Why is he delaying. President can easily kick them out and appoint new MPs who will remain in SLFP.

    stardust Friday, 20 July 2018 08:44 PM

    And where was SB via DM Android App

    VJ Friday, 20 July 2018 09:02 PM

    Just making noise to divert attention from the sitting of the special courts. You people are really good for nothing.

    Dhammika Friday, 20 July 2018 09:24 PM

    JOkers are now becoming CLOWNS ! .

    jayantha Saturday, 21 July 2018 08:29 AM

    People don't know the History have no future . Lets see how long these politician do this games .Sure for all God will punish their family too .

    vt Saturday, 21 July 2018 10:30 AM

    Re grouping of the 40 thieves !!

    Kumara Dharmarathne Saturday, 21 July 2018 11:09 AM

    You guys think we are jokers, we think you guys are jokers. There is nothing more to join,you guys are already in the lap of JO, set of dumb idiots. When the fat is increased this will happen. Not only you guys are jokers but also discarded MPs in the parliament.

    ND Saturday, 21 July 2018 11:55 AM

    Can't these politicians do any thing else for a living other than hook on to some party for their survival. We will be more than happy to see the back of them!!

    ghaffa Saturday, 21 July 2018 12:33 PM

    "lLAJJA NATHIE MINISTERS. they change jumo lik the Grass hoppers for there own profit. not for the people

Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment


As we members of Daily Mirror news team reached Moneragala early morning for

Who is the best presidential candidate for the economy?

Gotabaya Rajapaksa is the clear front runner in the presidential race; even b

Virtual clothing battles the effects of “fast fashion’’

The term “fast fashion” encapsulates a type of clothing that is moved fro

‘Flygskam’ Is it possible to be an eco-friendly flyer?

Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old climate activist and Olympic athlete Björn F