he UNP charged today that the government was carrying out work secretly on the delimitation of wards to conduct the local government elections under a new system even without passing necessary legislation in Parliament.
UNP General Secretary MP Tissa Attanayake told media that District Secretaries had been informed unofficially to do the basic work in this respect. As a result, He also urged the government to maintain transparency and accountability when introducing the new electoral system.
“We had preliminary talks with the government and put forward our proposals. The Bill is expected to be discussed at the Parliamentary Consultative Committee now. Even before it is passed in the House, the government has started work on delimitation. We have received information now. This is a secret operation,” he charged. (KB)
Just charging and shouting won't help. As the opposition take some concrete action, if what you say is going to affect the general public in someway!
Wara Tuesday, 12 October 2010 08:25 AM
Why worry, 2/3 with government. No issue in passing.
A Sri Lankan Tuesday, 12 October 2010 08:27 AM
It is the right of the opposition to highlight the irregularities as they see and it is the duty of the Government to come up with explanations. Let's hope this happens.
Dingimahat Tuesday, 12 October 2010 08:31 AM
Tissa, no use of voting to UNP, after the election the selected candidates will skip to ruling party or Mr.MR's side Dingi
Fayad Tuesday, 12 October 2010 08:38 AM
like small kids don't keep on crying, do something meaningful if you want to topple this regime.
commonsense Tuesday, 12 October 2010 08:49 AM
Well.. might as well just give a walk over and save the election costs!!!.. these guys are no hoper's... its sad that modern day has such a feeble opposition and look at what the cry for.. i think they should take a leaf out of Mr. Sajith Premadasa book and atleast start planning for the future and get involved in developmental work than to make a noise for everything when they know that nothing has come to their favour in the last 6 years!!
A. Mahinda Tuesday, 12 October 2010 09:04 AM
Tissa, Tissa don't shout ban-ned word 'accountability'
malik Tuesday, 12 October 2010 09:11 AM
I think not Mr Ranil have to go out Tissa Attanayake have to go out of his post then it will be the best
Nishantha Rajapakse Tuesday, 12 October 2010 09:12 AM
overseas fool by the looks of it,, typical mentality of oversea monkeys who know nothing,, just gon talks
shovini Tuesday, 12 October 2010 09:15 AM
My Gosh! What bad news next. That Mahinda wants to be the emperor of Sri Lanka and we have to bow to him.
cham Tuesday, 12 October 2010 09:23 AM
I think Tissa has to go out from his post but Ranil can be an advisor for the party to share his knowledge with youngsters
Katussa Tuesday, 12 October 2010 02:15 PM
This is only he tip of the iceberg. More to come. And all because the Opposition is still in disarray!!!
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