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Dayasiri was paid to cross over: Daya Gamage

26 July 2013 10:27 am - 24     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Eastern provincial councillor and United National Party (UNP) national organizer Daya Gamage today challenged former UNP MP Dayasiri Jayasekara to an open debate, at which he said he would prove the allegations made against Mr. Jayasekara.

Mr. Gamage, said he had ample evidence to prove that Mr. Jayasekara was offered a vast amount of money to crossover from the UNP.

“I challenge Mr. Dayasiri for an open debate about everything he has said over the past few days. He was offered a lot of money to crossover. The government made this deal because they were scared of the elections to North-Western Provincial Council,” Mr. Gamage said.

He said he doubted Mr. Jayasekara’s integrity, which was what had prompted him to contest him in the first place for the post of National Organiser and why he won it overwhelmingly.

Mr. Gamage said Mr. Jayasekara’s character could be gauged when you consider how a person who was a one-time vociferous critic of the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Government does a U-turn and pledge his allegiance to those whom he once criticised out of hand.

“Mr. Jayasekera found fault with the Hambantota audit report, the Mattala airport and the Sooriyawewa cricket grounds and he alleged that the contracts were procured for the benefit of Namal Rajapaksa,” Mr. Gamage said and added that it was a mistake to have had such people in the party.

He said the UNP would strive to refrain from making the same mistake again. He said there were many government members who were keen to cross over to the UNP but were reluctant to do so because they feared being abducted or killed.

“Some 58 government members have spoken to me about crossing over saying they were unhappy at the way this Government was functioning,” Mr. Gamage said and added that at the rate this Government was going in the wrong direction with mismanagement, nepotism and corruption, the people would be compelled to take to the streets and raise a public outcry. (Jehan Gunasekara)

  Comments - 24

  • Porky Pig Friday, 26 July 2013 04:15 PM

    Yes, Dayasiri was paid to crossover and he was worth that amount of money. You were not offered a cent and you are not worth it. Simple logic and marketing principals.

    Shenesh Tuesday, 30 July 2013 11:23 AM


    kit udugama Monday, 29 July 2013 03:43 AM

    Nayaka thuma meyatath wedak devida ??

    raviraj Monday, 29 July 2013 03:33 AM

    if you know, can you mention a few things that was done to him

    raviraj Monday, 29 July 2013 03:31 AM

    he joined UNP on his own, what should anybody do to keep him. The correct question should be what did he do for the UNP?

    piyadasa Sunday, 28 July 2013 10:42 AM

    And how much is Ranil paid to hold his position as the lame duck leader of the opposition?

    Saman Sunday, 28 July 2013 01:12 AM

    What did Ranil do to keep him. He is one of the few UNPers in the party who even could talk sense in the Parliament. All the rest are expired sleeping Beauties.

    mercy2002 Saturday, 27 July 2013 06:49 PM

    Boru Baila Epa Buy him Back this is the way man

    Ajith Dias Saturday, 27 July 2013 07:14 AM

    Lets start by appointing Sajith as the leader.

    coastel-BERUWALA Saturday, 27 July 2013 05:04 AM

    what will u do in future? these story episodes can not be end until this regime come to an end.

    sarath Saturday, 27 July 2013 04:40 AM

    attack is the best defense but not baseless and false attacks. for me Mr Gamage has showed a pale face out of it.

    surain Friday, 26 July 2013 05:24 PM

    we know who talk what. you all are responsible for Dayasiris departure from UNP. please dont comeout with sweet balls stories. shame on

    Fayad Friday, 26 July 2013 11:34 AM

    It's not a good move, but he was force to do so
    When he was with UNP what did you'll do to keep him ??

    what to do Friday, 26 July 2013 04:01 PM

    closing the stable once the horse has gone !

    Banda Friday, 26 July 2013 03:42 PM

    I will die laughing if 58 crossover to opposition.

    Manoj Friday, 26 July 2013 03:20 PM

    All the UNPers should unite to get peoples confidence and win next election.

    Reader Friday, 26 July 2013 03:17 PM

    There is no doubt that he was bought over as you can see the headline in the Govt Paper on 25th July. There were items added to his account on his personal life, surely published without his consent.

    unchikun Friday, 26 July 2013 01:57 PM

    Do not talk of what Dayasiri got paid to crossover. Talk of what the UNP, its leader and the executive committee did to him.

    Kondebadpuchina Friday, 26 July 2013 01:13 PM

    Ranil was paid to compel Dayasiri to leave

    Jamal Friday, 26 July 2013 12:58 PM

    Birds in the trees will fly away if there is no water in the pond but, the muddy bed will remain loyally with pond bearing the scorching heat of Sun hoping for an early shower.

    GC Friday, 26 July 2013 12:46 PM

    Mrf Jayasekera critciised the government not only in the past but also during his resignation speech in parliament. He was so critical during this speech, for example mentioning the CJ43 issue, how he and others were subject to thuggery and assults, etc etc. that I thought he was about to say that he would not crossover! Cannot believe his hypocrisy and lack of logical thinking.

    pusa Friday, 26 July 2013 12:04 PM

    Pot calls kettle black

    Chipmunk Friday, 26 July 2013 11:42 AM

    Aney boru kiyanna epa kollo;

    Nawaz Friday, 26 July 2013 11:38 AM

    Attack is best form of defense... go Gamage..

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