PM confident of two-thirds majority at polls for SLPP

27 July 2020 09:36 pm - 11     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa today expressed confidence that the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) would be able to secure a two-thirds majority at the upcoming general elections, solidifying the presidential election victory of the party.

Speaking at a gathering in Alawwa, Mr. Rajapaksa said the SLPP was born and emerged as a strong party due to the intimidation and harassment by the Yahapalana Government.

“Though the party with the highest number of seats should have been given the Opposition Leader's post, the Yahapalana Government did not follow this custom. It awarded the post to the Tamil National Alliance which had only 16 seats and the Chief Opposition Organiser was appointed from the JVP which had only six seats," he said.

He said the MPs who supported the SLPP had to sit idle in parliament with 53 seats. “I was appointed the PM for 52 days due to the tussle between the President and the Prime Minister and then I was given the Opposition leader's post," he said.

The SLPP, he said, was formed amidst all these obstacles and was able to achieve a landslide victory at the previous Local Government elections. (Lahiru Pothmulla)


  Comments - 11

  • GHarry Monday, 27 July 2020 11:39 PM

    Yes sir, you are quite right. Well said.....Well said.

    vince Tuesday, 28 July 2020 01:27 PM


    vithura Tuesday, 28 July 2020 12:47 AM

    All arrangements have been made!

    vince Tuesday, 28 July 2020 01:27 PM


    Sambo Tuesday, 28 July 2020 12:31 PM

    You all care less for what the public are suffering but looking gain your two third dreams. If you really want to serve the people you don't need a two third but this is pure greed.

    Palitha Virhana Tuesday, 28 July 2020 12:31 PM

    2/3rd. Ha Ha jolly tamai ethakota.

    janaka Tuesday, 28 July 2020 01:23 PM

    My dear your days are numbered , Few more days to be alive

    Samson Tuesday, 28 July 2020 01:27 PM

    Don't worry. You will do better than the presidential.

    NAD Tuesday, 28 July 2020 01:43 PM

    Whatever the party pl select lat least 2/3 honest members to parliament. Then only we can have good govt and good opposition

    dravid.bakmeena Tuesday, 28 July 2020 02:07 PM

    Keep dreaming Sir, yes you will win for sure but 2 thirds is a dream only in fact you may all short for normal 113 seats and your friend RW will help finally

    Chux Tuesday, 28 July 2020 02:44 PM

    You will very surprised if your get 113

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