Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said yesterday that he would not leave room for the establishment of a UPFA government. He said the 100 Day Period mandated by the people had ended at the moment.
Addressing a get together of the United National Party (UNP) at Temple Trees, the Prime Minister said a new stable Parliament is needed to get people’s friendly legislation passed smoothly without any hiccups.
He said the government can no longer go about withdrawing clauses of legislation just to get them passed as it did with the 19th Amendment in the recent past.
He also said Sri Lanka should show the world a stable legislature in order to attract foreign investors. He stressed the need for creating a bright future for the youth and thereby creating new avenues for employment.
UNP General Secretary Kabir Hashim said the present regime is an interim one which was elected for only one hundred days and it is essential to elect a new stable government.
Making a presentation, Mr. Hashim said UNP will be able to get more than 119 seats at the general elections. He recalled that 6.2 million votes which were obtained by President Maithripala Sirisena at the last presidential election would have given an opposition alliance 119 seats at a general election. He claimed that UNP could get this amount of seats at the next general elections.
Deputy Minister of policy planning Dr. Harsha de Silva said people will be able to see clearly that the economy handed over by the previous regime manipulated a bankrupt one.
Uva province Chief Minister Harin Fernando said the only promise which this government failed to keep was to dissolve Parliament on April 23. He said he is willing to dedicate himself for the party as he did in the Uva Provincial Council elections in the recent past. (Yohan Perera)
If Ranil tells people not to vote for someone, voters will always choose that person.
Bala Monday, 22 June 2015 12:12 PM
At least enough to JVP to be the real opposition with about 75 seats. Then we can see real democracy.
Nims Monday, 22 June 2015 02:28 PM
Ranil, unfortunately you and your gang already missed the bus. But there is a late running bus heading to opposition. Why not get in to that for a tour of another 20 years?
email@example.com Monday, 22 June 2015 03:12 PM
Leave No Room For U N P.
Bala Monday, 22 June 2015 10:32 AM
With all big talk and accusations not a single person charged in court after six months even simple straightforward cases. So best not vote UNP or UPFA as you are all crooks fooling us only.
Cheers Monday, 22 June 2015 03:33 PM
Ilan kawa neda ranil pack your bags you will be the next to vacate temple trees
Nande Tuesday, 23 June 2015 02:47 PM
We prey for your victory & speedier investigations about wrongdoings. via DM Android App
Gune Monday, 22 June 2015 10:34 AM
Oh RW, we put you in power and you have already lets us down -Starting with the Arjunagate affair. Where this will end is anybodies guess. Unknown to you and because you blinded with your own arrogance, MR has regained ground.
Krisna Monday, 22 June 2015 10:35 AM
Ha, Ha, Who decide it ? is by voters in this country or Police Junta PIN PM ?
dutchy Monday, 22 June 2015 10:44 AM
sir, you have been cheated by a plot by MR with MY3.. sorry.com
Shan Monday, 22 June 2015 10:52 AM
So far in elections history, major parties given the Power to rule. Why not a party like JVP? lets give them a chance too.
Damien Monday, 22 June 2015 04:55 PM
Remember we the people will not leave any allow the UNP to come to power. I personally tell any person I meet to vote for any party but not UNP
sarath Monday, 22 June 2015 04:57 PM
PM ship for RW is short lived. 1st time only one year and 2nd time only two years 3rd time how long is the question.he is such an unfortunate person. they claim that they have pruned the persidents powers but still could not give directive to dissolve the Parliament. There are more SLFP Ministers and deputies than from the UNP. I have a feeling the Govt do not have even an understanding on the governmental matters with the President .
Jehan Monday, 22 June 2015 11:11 AM
Trying to back-stab the president who made you the prime minister?
na Tuesday, 23 June 2015 10:21 AM
the back door room is for you to enter and leave.
mountain Tuesday, 23 June 2015 04:33 PM
same said MR LEFT via DM Android App
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