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UNP General Secretary Kabir Hashim in a statement said the UNP would accept the people’s verdict given at the local government elections humbly. “The people have shown us a danger signal,” he said.

Minister Kabir Hashim said the UNP would analyse the LG polls results closely and resolve to carry out government’s services and duties more diligently and speedily.

“We have done a lot for the people in the last couple of years. We have also introduced a new electoral system at the local government level and has put an end to the intra party and inter party rivalry and minimize election expenditure which leads to corruption. We have also plugged opportunities to use State assets in elections and given much relief to the people in the fields of education and health. But, for our disadvantage the dividends of this services and benefits offered to the people have not been clearly displayed. However, we believe that the people will be in a position before long to enjoy the dividends of our services before long,” Minister Hashim stressed.

“The natural disasters like, floods, droughts and earth slips that devastated the lives of the people in unprecedented proportions and the huge debts, a legacy of the Rajapaksa regime that burdened the economy had affected the lives of the people negatively but all these calamities were beyond the government’s control,”he said.

The people kept the confidence in us for social and economic change at the January 2015 Presidential poll and confirmed it in the August General election. Therefore, we firmly resolve ourselves to fulfil their aspirations on the mandate they have given us and fully committed to realize all their goals, Minister Hashim stressed. (SAJ)

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  • silva Sunday, 11 February 2018 08:20 PM

    Learn now get rid or Ravi karunanayaka fix the party. Not too late you are in power still

    Gamay Monday, 12 February 2018 12:29 PM

    And RW too. RW willl only lead the GOP to doom. Dont forget to take Malik S too when going

    johan Sunday, 11 February 2018 08:20 PM

    Mr.Hassim you contributed tirelessly for the 2015 victory.But now the party leadership should be changed. With RW till 2020 UNP will not have any address.RW is not maintaining the leadership skills and qualities and flexible with everyone and he trusts his friends more than everything finally they put him in trouble.Better choose alternate ways without delay

    Piranha Sunday, 11 February 2018 08:23 PM

    It's time to change your leader otherwise there will be many more defeats in the future

    Be Fair Sunday, 11 February 2018 08:25 PM

    I have lost faith in the political system, especially the caliber of personnel. Wonder what will be left of this mess.....

    Be fair Sunday, 11 February 2018 08:26 PM

    BTW: after SLPP winning 222, do you have any other choice than accept the verdict.

    Kani Sunday, 11 February 2018 08:33 PM

    The majority of this nation has given a landslide victory to somebody else as their leader. Remember this is a referendum.

    surasena Sunday, 11 February 2018 08:34 PM

    Yes, if the government initiate to cage the corrupt in sequential manner, most of the bug-wigs of the Pohottuwa would be behind the bars. Still it is not too late to start cleaning-up of the mess, regardless of who ends up with "Jumpers".

    Kani Sunday, 11 February 2018 08:35 PM

    Yes you have to no?

    Ralahamy Sunday, 11 February 2018 08:35 PM

    Sirisena became unpopular because of the UNP's Constitution project and the selling of strategic assets

    johan Sunday, 11 February 2018 08:38 PM

    Read the Election Manifesto given to the people in 2015and try to implement.UNP ship was sinking prior to 2015 by the grace of CBK it came to back to the track which should be preserved.My first preference should be, change the leadership without wasting time

    Chaminda Sunday, 11 February 2018 08:39 PM

    Prediction: If you people don't go for a General Election now your alliance will lose more votes for sure.

    Jaliya Sunday, 11 February 2018 08:40 PM

    Kabir Hashim in a statement said the UNP would accept the people’s verdict given at the local government elections humbly. “The people have shown us a danger signal,” he said. WHAT ELSE CAN YOU DO WITHOUT ACCEPTING THE OUTCOME ? People have also shown them two sign's the EXIT and the GOOD GOVERNANCE .... the choice is yours clean up the house or you have two more years.

    Prabath Monday, 12 February 2018 09:08 AM

    AS IF U HAVE SO MANY OTHER OPTIONS !

    Mahinda Monday, 12 February 2018 09:12 AM

    Every time you lose, you say the same thing . People gave unp a chance and the president gave all the ministries you wanted. ( finance, justice, law and order, economic, media ). But did not deliver anything good. Forget UNP with its old guards unless the new blood is given a chance.

    Ceylon Monday, 12 February 2018 09:18 AM

    Accept failer mean what??.ready to go to jail ??.whats stupid accept mean??.just to do same??.

    Janaya Monday, 12 February 2018 09:21 AM

    We humbly request to change UNP nayakathuma.

    පණ්ඩිත kutti Monday, 12 February 2018 09:27 AM

    End the racism and be honest to all equally.

    LEEL Monday, 12 February 2018 09:32 AM

    Now Ranil should resign from leadership,allow new leader be appointed by part, allow new leader to decide the future. My thinking is go for general election immediately.

    Modaya Monday, 12 February 2018 10:55 AM

    Keep your ear to the ground. You guys are only listening and helping the mighty wealthy and powerful people. Take time and read what is in the social media. You can upto an extent feel the pulse of the people.

    Shabeen Monday, 12 February 2018 11:01 AM

    Get rid of your party leader and his friends..... That’s the root cause for the defeat. At least now stop bullshitting with people and what you promised in 2015.


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