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Vipakshaye Virodaya in crisis over rift
2013-02-04 08:35:11
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Vipkashaye Virodaya, the United National Party (UNP) led joint action group of opposition political parties had temporarily stopped its programs following the critical statements that have been made by the Nawa Sihala Urumaya Leader Sarath Manamendra on Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe, informed sources said yesterday.

The UNP’s opposition to Muslim Tamil Alliance leader Asath Sally joining the alliance had been another reason for the stoppage of the campaign of Vipakshaye Virodaya, according to sources.

Nawa Samasamaja Party leader Dr. Wickramabahu Karunaratne who is also a member of the action group Vipakshaye Virodaya when contacted by Daily Mirror denied these reports and said the leaders of the opposition parties had been active on the back stage.

Accordingly he said the leaders of the parties including the joint group had actually finalized a joint plan of action. This plan of action he said would be officially launched on February 11.

Also he said Mr. Manmendra had met UNP Leader Wickremesinghe and had explained to him what he had told media.

He had informed Mr. Wickremesinghe that his intention was to influence the opposition alliance to take more rigorous action against the government. The matter had been resolved according to Dr. Karunaratne.

He said the Vipakshaye Virodaya was very much in existence as all members including UNP, DPF, Ruhun Janatha Party, Mavubima Janatha Party, Nawa Sihala Urumya and United Socialist Front were working together. (Yohan Perera)

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unper Monday, 4 February 2013 00:00
you said it right Ranjit via DM Android App
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ralahamy Monday, 4 February 2013 03:41
A set of failed jokers whose intention is to be seen in the public. Otherwise, people will forget their names.
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ranjit demel Monday, 4 February 2013 04:43
it is advisable for the unp to go alone.all the other parties and politicians ,are failed parties,including fonseka.
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Countryman Monday, 4 February 2013 07:54
In which case how many times has Ranil failed?
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gayantha.rukshan@gma Monday, 4 February 2013 19:04
it should be excluding fonseka
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Shalini Monday, 4 February 2013 05:50
Wickramabahu Karunaratne??! Who's talking here...this is he same person who went abroad and spoke in favour of LTTe terrorists and agaisnt the humanitarian offense during 2006-2009.
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Prasad Senanayake Monday, 4 February 2013 18:40
Correct....getting a person like Bahu to this alliance will definitely be a disadvantage...But, unfortunately the UNP leadership doesn't seems to understand even a simple thing like this...they keep on doing strategic mistakes paving the way for the "brothers" to run the company in any manner they want....pathetic opposition!!!
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Mason Monday, 4 February 2013 06:45
If you will not disintregrate like the Judical support to CJ Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake, and stand up to the thugs who will be set upon you, then, and only then you will become a formidable opposition. It is thereafter that people are going to have some belief in you.
Up to now all opposition political parties have been paying only lip-service to democracy.
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Jeewan Monday, 4 February 2013 06:56
Parangiya Kotte giya wage !!!!!
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Calistus Jayatilleke Monday, 4 February 2013 11:10
Of course these people should understand that one cannot go to war with a hotch-potch, fragmented army of foot soldiers who run in every direction.
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Abaran Sieya Monday, 4 February 2013 13:11
No one believes this nut case Bahu is telling.
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Despaluwa Tuesday, 5 February 2013 02:20
UNP is a giant elephant that has to be awaken. Once they do that, others will follow unconditionally. Problem is whether this giant elephant wants to awake.
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