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Why should UPFA remain in govt. forcibly? - Welgama

17 November 2018 09:12 am - 10     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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UPFA Kalutara District Parliamentarian Kumara Welgama said yesterday that it was questionable for the UPFA to remain in the government by force without the support of 113 members of the House.

Speaking to the media yesterday while leaving the Parliament where pandemonium reigned, Welgama said the UPFA must leave the government if it did not have the support of the majority members of the House. “we are used to sit in the Government as well as the Opposition. then why should we stay in the government by force?” he asked.

He said nobody listened to seniors today and what happened today was witnessed by the diplomats who were at the Speaker’s gallery. “all these things will go to the world,” he lamented. He stated that any issue could be resolved through negotiations. “Nobody listens to us, we cannot even approach them. I do not think that a veteran politician like Mahinda Rajapaksa would condone these things” Welgama stated.

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  • suren Saturday, 17 November 2018 07:06 PM

    Thank God that there is at least one sensible person in the UPFA. However Mr. Welgama, you are wrong about Mahinda. He is at the bottom of all this because he wants to be in power to prevent the cases against his family. He does not have an iota of decency.

    Pream Saturday, 17 November 2018 09:12 PM

    At last we have one UPFA member with a balanced mind. Thank you Mr. Welagama.

    til Saturday, 17 November 2018 09:14 PM

    he seems thinking that ,he deserves higher position than what he has now within his group,that may be his unusual behavior

    nsathees Saturday, 17 November 2018 09:14 PM

    He is expecting an answer from RW, I guess.

    Rush Saturday, 17 November 2018 09:42 PM

    Your very correct Sir. Democracy should prevail

    TONY Saturday, 17 November 2018 11:49 PM

    FOR GREED AND NOTHING ELSE

    GH Sunday, 18 November 2018 12:03 AM

    Do you know that how parliamentary affairs went down to such a low level,because of you guys sitting out there!

    Warren Sunday, 18 November 2018 05:13 AM

    Please talk to each other and solve the problem amicably without using violence . You are lawmakers not breakers. Please go and read the biography of the late Singapore Prime Minster Rt Hon. Lee Quan Yew who loved his country and made country paradise for his people. Rt Hon Mahinda, If you follow the constitution , you will definitely come to power with clear majority . But, now no one is going to respect you sir. People now realized that your main aim is power and money ,and not to worry about the people

    Buddhist Sunday, 18 November 2018 06:28 AM

    Voters of SLFP and SLPP/Pohotuwa should demand that Welgama should be their Presidential Candidate at the next election. He is a honest person, its time for honest politicians to enter the stage. Even if he is not given the ticket by these parties, he should contest as an independent.

    Dr.Siri Sunday, 18 November 2018 08:17 AM

    Have Presidential election first to stabilise the country


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