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Hirunika, the daughter of late Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra has announced she will join active politics from the Sri Lanka Mahajana Party.

She came into the spotlight in the aftermath of the killing of her father during a shootout in Mulleriyawa on October 8 last year. During the shootout three others were killed while serious head injuries were cause to parliamentarian Duminda Silva. 
 
The Sri Lanka Mahajana Pakshaya (SLMP) is a political party founded in 1984 by actor turned politician the late Vijaya Kumaranatunga, husband of former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga.

The late Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra entered politics by joining the SLMP. (DM Online)
 
 
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  • suthu Sunday, 05 February 2012 11:43 AM

    oh my poor child be watchful of dirty politics and politicians of our Motherland.... we cordially welcome to your political world.

    Rajeewa Kahandage Monday, 06 February 2012 06:10 AM

    Good start lady. Join with Vimukthi and continue your fathers' philosophy.

    De Silva Sunday, 05 February 2012 11:50 AM

    hik hik

    Yahiya Sunday, 05 February 2012 11:44 AM

    think twice.

    SAM Sunday, 05 February 2012 11:56 AM

    Good News.Hope you will select the correct track and do not worship leaders to achieve personal objectives.

    Fair N Square Sunday, 05 February 2012 12:23 PM

    A Sonia Ghandi in the making.... She has it all to be a good politician and has the knowledge for sure... being exposed the the western culture.... Gooid Luck and do NOT forget to bring the culprits to book....

    anura Monday, 06 February 2012 06:37 AM

    I think you are not mature and tough enough right now to meddle with top to bottom corrupt srilankan politics .. Other people with vested interests will try to use you to gain what they want . Please be careful in political dealings.

    Kolomba Kaka Sunday, 05 February 2012 12:51 PM

    No harm in joining, she should lead the party and form a formidable opposition unlike UNP or JVP.

    hewa Sunday, 05 February 2012 12:52 PM

    Dear Hirunika, Congratulations!! It is advisable for you to think twice or even thrice

    Yasalalatissa Sunday, 05 February 2012 03:40 PM

    This may be bad move.

    Chandimani Monday, 06 February 2012 04:10 AM

    Best Wishes. I am sure that you succeeed in your attempt and give the leadership for us. I am chandimani. chandima_surangi@yahoo.com.

    Gayan Samarasekara Monday, 06 February 2012 04:59 AM

    Bad choice Hiru,.. Join UNP instead.. (after the court verdict of your father's assassination)

    Gayan Sunday, 05 February 2012 10:40 AM

    There goes the sympathy...

    Shams Sunday, 05 February 2012 10:59 AM

    a wrong choice

    Nodrog Sunday, 05 February 2012 11:18 AM

    Knowing it's a dirty game she still decided to join. Is this the beginning of the end of this young lady?

    aviator Sunday, 05 February 2012 11:08 AM

    Joining politics is what her father would have never wanted for her.. but I guess fame and public sympathy is a usual Sri Lankan way of fastracking your way in to parliament. She sure has a lot of sympathy voters. What happened to her father is brutal and tragic at the hands of thugs but what she is getting herself into now will make it seem like drop of water in the ocean of corruption and politics as usual.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Sunday, 05 February 2012 11:22 AM

    Good Move. Continue your crusade to avenge the death of your father

    Arachchi Sunday, 05 February 2012 11:26 AM

    A new trend from Widovs to Father-assinated daughters


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