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The Embilipitiya Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Wijaya Witanage (UPFA) today joined the UNP to contest the forthcoming Sabaragamuwa Province Provincial Council election representing the UNP from the Ratnapura district.
UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe handed over the appointment letter to Mr. Witanage today.

Speaking at a news conference Wijaya Witanage said he had decided to join the main opposition, as he was finding it difficult to serve the people while at his present post.
“I might not be able to carry out large-scale development projects while in the opposition, but with our individual capabilities, our leadership and our creative thinking we will be able to empower the people,” he said. (Nishan Casseem)

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  • ind Tuesday, 17 July 2012 11:44 AM

    No, just the end of the beginning !

    NAME-CAT DATE-COUNT Wednesday, 18 July 2012 07:57 AM

    Rat race on.

    UNL Wednesday, 18 July 2012 06:47 AM

    He applied through UPFA list but got rejected. After that he crosses over to unp. That’s the truth.

    andrewpitugala Wednesday, 18 July 2012 05:58 AM

    There will be several 'wooden horses' that will be planted in the UNP, like the story of the Helen of Troy. Where are their real loyalties?

    Al Rasa Wednesday, 18 July 2012 05:11 AM

    Lost nomination from UPFA and gained from UNP. Opposition is in a good policy.

    Anjul Tuesday, 17 July 2012 05:59 PM

    That is reality you should understand, but unfortunately u guys are blind

    Patta Pal Tuesday, 17 July 2012 05:05 PM

    Just for the record Talata Atukorala MP refused to allow Witanage to contest under UNP in the last PS. So Namal promptly took him, and not only did he win, he won so big, he became one of youngest PS chairman.

    It was a lesson really for Talata, for blaming RW for losing, as this time we must blame Talata. Remember if he had been given the UNP ticket the PS would have been definitely UNP as they lost by on a few votes.

    Ranji Tuesday, 17 July 2012 04:34 PM

    Foolish Man join to UNP,b'cs they don,t have future vision of the county

    jaya Tuesday, 17 July 2012 02:59 PM

    more to come

    jaya Tuesday, 17 July 2012 02:58 PM

    lot more to come

    terror Tuesday, 17 July 2012 02:37 PM

    Which way? From UNP to UPFA?

    ceylon Tuesday, 17 July 2012 02:42 PM

    Most of the politicians are the same regardless what side they are.

    rav Tuesday, 17 July 2012 01:34 PM

    Yes ofcourse.
    No one will come to oposition while on power, if that person is not clean and wiseversa
    Ex: Wijedasa Rajapaksa form bad to good and SB, Wimal, Mervin,,,,,from good to bad

    Manike Tuesday, 17 July 2012 12:50 PM

    Only one PS chairman .Pea nuts.

    Yehiya Tuesday, 17 July 2012 11:58 AM

    This is wrong first give the nomination who born with UNP blood. This weakness is UNP brought to earth.

    Duchee Tuesday, 17 July 2012 10:02 AM

    The end of the chairman

    DammikA Tuesday, 17 July 2012 11:35 AM

    For sure .... otherwise ?

    Abey Tuesday, 17 July 2012 11:25 AM

    Promise us that you are not cross over again. Do home work well.

    gonnamba Tuesday, 17 July 2012 11:06 AM

    that is what i am talking about, there is no difference between UNP and UPFA
    cheers

    Firaz Anver Tuesday, 17 July 2012 11:17 AM

    Yes, EnEff you are absolutely correct. UNP should make arrangement legally not allowing them to cross over.

    Prof Hemantha Wickra Tuesday, 17 July 2012 11:04 AM

    Is this the beginning of the end?

    ind Tuesday, 17 July 2012 10:55 AM

    What a wonder ! When people coming from the government they are very clean and honest. But if one person join from opposition to the government, he has taken bribe !

    gella Tuesday, 17 July 2012 10:46 AM

    more to go

    Fusion Tuesday, 17 July 2012 10:42 AM

    I honstely hope the white-van WON'T pay him a visit.

    Ramzeel Tuesday, 17 July 2012 10:39 AM

    Decamping already started.

    buffaloa citizen Tuesday, 17 July 2012 10:25 AM

    Help, the ship is starting to sink and the rats are starting to jump out.

    EnEff Tuesday, 17 July 2012 10:29 AM

    May be UPFA list is over crowded. By any chance if you get elected, then cross over to that side? Not bad!

    maru maru Tuesday, 17 July 2012 10:18 AM

    niyamy

    Padma Tuesday, 17 July 2012 10:04 AM

    Mr Wijaya Withanage you are the great, definitely you should be a very clean and honest man. Other wise wont changed the ruling party. You should be appreciated. Is this the corrupt government indication?

    Berty Tuesday, 17 July 2012 09:58 AM

    Just the beginning????


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