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The Joint Opposition today made a request to President Maithripala Sirisena to advise Foreign Affairs Minister Mangala Samaraweera to safeguard the country’s freedom, integrity and the Constitution while dealing with the Geneva Proposals.

Joint Opposition Leader MP Dinesh Gunawardena told a news briefing that it was the government’s responsibility to work on the proposals which were in favour of our country rather than continuing with the ones which were against it.

“Several people mocked at us when we have once said the hybrid courts are not feasible in Sri Lanka. After several months the President and Prime Minister have also agreed to the same fact,” he said.

However, he said the discussions have being held in Geneva, requesting for more time to continue with the Geneva Proposals by Sri Lanka

Meanwhile, the JO condemned the suppression on the university students who were protesting against the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) in Malabe by the government.

“The conditions have worsened at present regarding the SAITM issue in comparison to the controversy which has taken place in establishing the North Colombo Medical College, the first privately funded medical school in the country,” he said.

He also urged the President to arrive to a decision on the issue immediately in a justified manner without taking wrong steps.

Joint Opposition MP Dullas Alahapperuma said they would launch a country-wide protest campaign starting from March 18 against the government’s continuous postponing of Local Government election; “As the initial step we will launch a protest campaign in Ratnapura,” he added. (Kalathma Jayawardhane)

 

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  • Bankrupt Thursday, 16 March 2017 12:18 AM

    This so called JO which has almost all the rogues are wasting poor mans money all the time.Their leader with security to boot is running all over not to help the country recover from the huge debt trap that he left behind,what a saga

    Park Thursday, 16 March 2017 02:00 AM

    Did the JO guys wake up after a sleep? Where were they when Mahinda changed to constitution? Where were they when Mahinda signed agreements with China? Where were they when Mahinda protected killers and swindlers? What is a country's integrity? Safe guarding criminals and murderers? What are they talking about? Integrity is when the rule of law is followed and nothing else.

    Mark Thursday, 16 March 2017 03:39 AM

    He does not need your advise. You are just fishing for an excuse to make some noise.

    Mahila Thursday, 16 March 2017 03:44 AM

    The primary decision must be made:Whether we as Sri Lankans deserve and wish to be able to enjoy 'Free Education', along with and alongside 'Freedom of Education, for one and all of us Sri Lankans.The alternative is, as mooted by some, is to have,Continue, Free Education' as at presently exists with Z score and District quota for somewhat "privileged" to do so at the expense of Freedom of Education for "everybody" who chooses to do so with minimum stipulated qualifications, or better qualified at the entrance level.

    Hubert Thursday, 16 March 2017 07:16 AM

    We need to protect the country from JO

    Manuel Benjamin Thursday, 16 March 2017 10:52 AM

    Dinesh you will have to correct yourself and behave decently - no foul talks hereafter, support MS and join with the Govt. and be a decent member.

    Kaboos Thursday, 16 March 2017 10:52 AM

    Dinesh in desperate to regain his lost prestige .


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