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If no SLFP Govt. by weekend, 15 SLFP MPs to join JO

2018-02-19 09:03:04
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SLFP National Organizer Minister Susil Premajayantha has informed former President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Friday (16) that unless the President takes steps to form a government sans members of the UNP by the end of the week, 15 SLFP ministers and parliamentarians including himself would be willing to join the joint opposition.

He gave this promise during a meeting he had with the former president at his official residence at Wijerama Mawatha in Colombo.

He said that the present 'Yahapalana' government had lost the people’s mandate and therefore should cease to exist.

In response, former President Rajapaksa had said he would welcome all of them into the fold. (Nalaka Sanjeewa Dahanayaka)


  Comments - 46

  • ANTON Monday, 19 February 2018 09:11

    I THINK MR'S NEW RESPONSIBILITIES WOULD TO REPLACE OLD FILES WITH NEW ONES AND ORDERING MODERN FILING CABINETS.

    Reply : 6       130

    Janaya Monday, 19 February 2018 10:46

    All old files and cabinets can be STORED in a special ARCHIVE for future generations to read.

    Reply : 3       53

    GC Monday, 19 February 2018 15:23

    Now that the SLFP and UPFA have lost their mandates, should they not leave the parliament itself?

    Reply : 3       26

    Vigned Monday, 19 February 2018 09:17

    What a joke .so far this government put economic foundation so now time to give people dricect benifits

    Reply : 48       121

    sandy Monday, 19 February 2018 09:18

    haha anyway these opportunists were waiting for an opportunity to change the side to JO. now they got it. MR should reconsider this decision as it is against the will of majority who voted him last election.

    Reply : 10       120

    michael Monday, 19 February 2018 09:18

    This was their initial plan,

    Reply : 5       100

    Janee Janaya Monday, 19 February 2018 11:54

    ..returning to den....

    Reply : 0       38

    Clueless Monday, 19 February 2018 11:55

    Politicos are also like t20 players. This season ipl nect bbl. Its cash and benefits only difference " all are welcome" here

    Reply : 1       25

    Anthony Monday, 19 February 2018 09:20

    Shameless Power Hungry People who slandered mud on each other, and today trying to get together why? Because they want to make money. Poor Citizens will suffer who ever comes to power.

    Reply : 3       123

    Indira Monday, 19 February 2018 09:23

    We can expect more ships carrying bad quality petrol!

    Reply : 5       91

    KOLA KOTIYA Monday, 19 February 2018 09:27

    WHY 15 LETS ALL GO TO JO WHO CARES.

    Reply : 7       112

    Asan Monday, 19 February 2018 09:30

    RW has no legitimate wright to stay as PM allowing Mahendran to slip out of the country.

    Reply : 116       53

    PC Monday, 19 February 2018 09:41

    RW is neither the Police nor the Judiciary. What a foolish statement. It shows your mentality!

    Reply : 27       93

    fareed Monday, 19 February 2018 12:26

    Very funny.

    Reply : 2       14

    Land of who's Monday, 19 February 2018 09:35

    All drama by responsible people prove that they don't own any policy.

    Reply : 0       52

    Kadmin Monday, 19 February 2018 09:38

    Good. Please do that so. All these so called MPs came through national list and they think they have a voting base to control the government at will. This could be the best outcome of this election.

    Reply : 1       61

    BuffaloaCitizen Monday, 19 February 2018 09:50

    You will all face the repercussions at the next elections. The people of this country can make and break you. We can see, despite the country being in dire straits, opportunistic activities are blatantly taking place specifically for benefit of the party and portfolios. The suffering citizens are the last thoughts of all in this parliament.

    Reply : 4       64

    Silva Monday, 19 February 2018 11:39

    Well said.

    Reply : 1       23

    Nihal Monday, 19 February 2018 09:54

    Asan is right. RW MUST step down from premiership and party leadership. He and his boys have ruined this once strong party that boasted of stalwarts like DS, Dudley, Lalith, Atukorale, Gamini D, Anandatissa and Premadasa. IF they remain any longer the party will end up in the dustbin of politics. People who still want this man to head the party are just being very immature and blind

    Reply : 50       32

    Waco Monday, 19 February 2018 12:35

    And late Honerable Mr. J.R.Jayawardane.

    Reply : 5       9

    Ram Monday, 19 February 2018 09:57

    Playing politics. No principles but by hook or by crook wants to be in Parliament to receive the pin padiya.

    Reply : 1       53

    Ajja Monday, 19 February 2018 09:58

    If so President will be digging his own 6 ft.deep grave

    Reply : 7       49

    Rohan Monday, 19 February 2018 10:01

    Palayan ban duk nodi

    Reply : 3       66

    J R Rajasinghe Monday, 19 February 2018 10:16

    The current uncertainty is harmful for the country and its economy. Citizens do not want another round of political pole vaulting. Best option is to let the people decide on the next stable government. It is time for a General Election.

    Reply : 30       21

    Lord Wolfstein Monday, 19 February 2018 10:19

    Opportunistic traitors

    Reply : 1       56

    chandana Monday, 19 February 2018 10:26

    MR looking for SLPF government to hide or get law suits cancelled as the only way and willing to spend any amount of opersition MP's to join and Susil always 'depita kattu' guy is responsible for MS defeat and better we stick to UNP for these remaining to see whether they bring rogues to law,

    Reply : 3       44

    Buddhi Perera Monday, 19 February 2018 10:31

    This man is a shameless coward. How can he asked for a UPFA government with 9 MPs? Because the LG elections were held together on one day, the result appears as enormous. If it was scattered, nobody would have noticed it. And MR still got less than what he got last two times.

    Reply : 2       46

    buddi Monday, 19 February 2018 10:43

    You go who cares " Baala Petrol"

    Reply : 0       50

    Anas Monday, 19 February 2018 10:48

    Being a Parliamentarian in present Government what you did for people, all are Rogues.

    Reply : 0       44

    SENA Monday, 19 February 2018 10:58

    His favourite foods - Frogs, kangaroos and monkeys

    Reply : 0       31

    Wesley Moses Monday, 19 February 2018 11:06

    Who bothers , don't fish in trouble water...

    Reply : 0       28

    HYPOCRITE Monday, 19 February 2018 11:11

    Premjayanth showing his true colours. - a snake in the grass .

    Reply : 0       49

    Hoping against hope Monday, 19 February 2018 12:53

    He joined the present govt to wash away his past sin and prevent himself from arrest

    Reply : 0       28

    Manjula Monday, 19 February 2018 11:11

    Why till weekend. Go today to see if anyone is bothered

    Reply : 0       42

    Selvyn Monday, 19 February 2018 11:30

    Susil is the culprit who has been working against the policy of good governance govt. Even today he remains rejected by his own people.

    Reply : 2       35

    BV Monday, 19 February 2018 12:25

    Please go today itself.Who wants you.You are a burden to this government.

    Reply : 1       30

    Lafir Monday, 19 February 2018 12:28

    IN POLITICS THERE IS NO PERMANENT FRIENDS AND THERE IS NO PERMANENT ENEMY.. THAT IS HISTORY. POLITIC IS A BUSINESS AND NO PATRIOTISM.- CITIZEN -

    Reply : 0       21

    Citizen Monday, 19 February 2018 12:48

    Great susil don't wait go today then crisis is over please please please

    Reply : 0       27

    vithura Monday, 19 February 2018 15:08

    The president must have the gall to sack these bunch of crooks and nominate new members from SLFP, to teach these vile idiots a lesson!

    Reply : 0       11

    Siv Monday, 19 February 2018 15:15

    Dear sri lankan people why you all trying to give this country future to corrupted politician like MR and wimal and GL!!! GOD save SL and give some thinking ability our fellow citizens...

    Reply : 0       14

    Sambo Monday, 19 February 2018 15:57

    You were always on the fence. So please go back to the mud hole where you belong.

    Reply : 0       17

    Dee Monday, 19 February 2018 15:59

    Can't think of more crooks . Most of them already in it.

    Reply : 0       14

    Ruwan Monday, 19 February 2018 19:21

    Any way..... this man was playing a double game

    Reply : 0       7

    duland Tuesday, 20 February 2018 09:02

    Which weekend are they going? we need to know to throw a party

    Reply : 0       1

    Yeti Tuesday, 20 February 2018 11:01

    For three long years they couldn't steal and now the first opportunity has come (or so they think)and they are about to grab it!!!

    Reply : 0       1

    Mo Tuesday, 20 February 2018 13:10

    This is guy is the only one who does MR orders correctly ... great going coward...

    Reply : 0       1

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