The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) today claimed that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had made a deal with the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) to get its support to defeat the no-confidence motion against him.
It said TNA MP Selvam Adaikalanathan has revealed that the two factions had agreed to 10 conditions if the TNA was to vote against the no-confidence motion.
SLPP Chairman G.L. Peiris said according to the agreement 650 acres of land occupied by the armed forces in the North was to be released to their owners.
“Another condition of the agreement is to appoint officers of Tamil origin as district secretaries in the North and East. This will lead to grave repercussions in the state sector. The Constitution allows any citizen, regardless of their ethnicity, to settle anywhere in the country and to work anywhere,” he told a news briefing.
Prof. Peiris said the TNA’s stance during the no-confidence motion debate proved it was another constituent of the government.
“The leadership of the Opposition should be given to someone named by the former president and MP Mahinda Rajapaksa from the joint opposition,” he said. (Lahiru Pothmulla)
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Comments - 37
Lankan Monday, 09 April 2018 08:26 PM
It doesn’t matter if PM minister made a deal. Your King is the biggest deal maker
Amarasiri Monday, 09 April 2018 09:07 PM
It certainly does matter as his deals are against the national interest!
johan Monday, 09 April 2018 10:45 PM
For national interest has he done anything good last 20years
Dee Monday, 09 April 2018 08:28 PM
Deal made on behalf of your 'Appochchi'
Peera Monday, 09 April 2018 08:32 PM
Dear Professor, why do you abase yourself so much and resort to communal issues? You don't have to serve Medamulana masters so abjectly.
Sri Monday, 09 April 2018 11:11 PM
Such a pity that a great intellect has fallen so low as to sow racial disharmony. I pity GL and his followers
rational Monday, 09 April 2018 08:32 PM
Serasinghe Monday, 09 April 2018 08:34 PM
This is not a new revelation. He has been doing this all along.
Sri Lal Monday, 09 April 2018 08:36 PM
Why can't selfish SLFP ministers walk out of the alliance?
Slay Monday, 09 April 2018 08:36 PM
Racism practiced by the opposition is evident by this statement.
Samson Monday, 09 April 2018 08:41 PM
Deal or no deal the JO has made the PM stronger by the NCM.
caliph Monday, 09 April 2018 08:42 PM
These opposition politicians are always provocative. They try to win support of masses by provoking communal disharmony. Every way they try to twist to arouse the people. Just because TNA is from the north why you treat them like aliens. When will this party politics stop fighting for power?
Don Monday, 09 April 2018 08:45 PM
This man still bringing up theories to say that JO-kers are right with their conspiracy-Coup to topple the government.
Arjuna Ranawana Monday, 09 April 2018 08:52 PM
You have forget that MR has given Millions of Rupees to Prbakaran during the Presidential election in 2005
Kaala Monday, 09 April 2018 08:53 PM
For how long you repeat the statement Professor grow up be Sri Lanka face defeat with maturity!!!
Dee Monday, 09 April 2018 10:32 PM
He will never mature. Oily sweetie 'musket' . He has to be fed in the car and will treat friends to watch them play sports. What maturity?
Rohantha Monday, 09 April 2018 09:28 PM
Bugger off Nutty Professor
Buddhist Monday, 09 April 2018 09:37 PM
Why can no one make a deal with TNA, are those who voted for TNA aliens or Sri Lankans. DO NOT BE A RACIST.
KUMAR Monday, 09 April 2018 10:44 PM
typical LTTE proxy TNA trying cement a deal as always OPPORTUNIST RASICT BUNCH
Shan Monday, 09 April 2018 09:40 PM
Sour Grapes man
Wije Monday, 09 April 2018 09:46 PM
We don’t need another war. Stop racism please.
Mike Anthony Monday, 09 April 2018 09:47 PM
how about the deal made with terror Prabaharan to win the election??? don't understand how u guys easily throw your words thinking our people are stupid!
Nihal Amarasekera Monday, 09 April 2018 09:57 PM
Not only one deal deal galore in the current political scenario including that between Ranil and Mahinda from the very beginning.
Dayan Monday, 09 April 2018 10:04 PM
Dear Professor, Is TNA from another world. they are also Sri Lankan citizens like you and me. Even if a deal is done what was wrong with that?
Sincere Monday, 09 April 2018 10:23 PM
Yes. We are living in a deals paradise.
Glp Monday, 09 April 2018 10:30 PM
After loosing don’t create stories like kids, you are called professor. You boss MR is biggest deal maker with China. This is a biggest hypricy than signing an agreement with our own SriLankans
Rama Monday, 09 April 2018 10:34 PM
man, we don't need troublemakers like you. why can't you leave the people to live in peace?
ABSENTMINDED. Monday, 09 April 2018 11:05 PM
CANT YOU EVEN REMEMBER WHAT YOU HAD UTTERED BEFORE NCM IF THE MOTION WAS WON OR LOST IT WOULD BE A VICTORY FOR JOKERS.NOW U RE CHANGING THE WHOLE STORY .WHAT A SHAME. via DM Android App
Anon69 Monday, 09 April 2018 11:12 PM
You guys made the biggest deals with LTTE to make Jarapaske President.
Sathpp Monday, 09 April 2018 11:12 PM
Dear professorWhat is the big deal you are talking. Please analyse the statement “ 650 acres of land OCCUPIED by the armed forces are to be released to the OWNERS “
parakrama Monday, 09 April 2018 11:28 PM
Oh Professor ! Again you have stepped back into your usual track and field. Till another incident happens, we would have the opportunity of hearing a new story of yours every week, that would lead to the destruction of the communal harmony. Hail Hitler! Oh no...no... sorry. Hail Professor.
Mandayan Monday, 09 April 2018 11:40 PM
Difficult to believe that this very man who was in the evening of his life, worked on a solution package to resolve the national issue.
Jaliya Tuesday, 10 April 2018 12:11 AM
Article reads "SLPP Chairman G.L. Peiris said according to the agreement 650 acres of land occupied by the armed forces in the North was to be released to their owners". .... I don't see a deal there I see a reasonable request to vacate land that is being currently occupied by the army to their owners.
stardust Tuesday, 10 April 2018 12:07 AM
But MR paid millions to the LTTE in 2005. Forgot it via DM Android App
Buddhadasa Tuesday, 10 April 2018 12:48 AM
When Rev Rathana HImi also give a vote for Ranil, without considering the harm he did to the country with Mahendran, This government has taken the Sinhala Buddhists for granted. Ranil knows that he can win with people like rev Rathana, and the opportunists like Ranawaka so he does care whether the other Sinhala (minority) screams . One should remember late Ven S Mahinda himi's poems about Sinhala people!
ruwan kotuwelle Tuesday, 10 April 2018 12:55 AM
Politics is all about making deals. If you are not good at it, you are not going to be successful.
Sils Tuesday, 10 April 2018 01:08 AM
Why don't you rejoin the green brothers??? They will do a good job at recycling you!!!
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