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Responding to rumours that UNP MP Dayasiri Jayasekara is set to cross over to the government, Mr. Jayasekara said he has not taken any decision in this regard.

“There is no such decision, the rumour that I have met the president is false, I haven’t met him for years” he said.

Mr. Jayasekara however pointed out that he was vehemently opposed to the current amendment brought by the UNP leadership to hold elections for the leader every 6 years.

“This decision is dictatorial and violates every norm. We call the 18th Amendment to the Constitution as dictatorial but in reality it could be amended through parliament.

However no such leeway was given in the UNP with their decision,” he said.

Meanwhile inside sources said the Kurunegala District MP had met the President last week and reportedly requested for a cabinet portfolio.(Hafeel Farisz)

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  • Bird Eye Tuesday, 24 July 2012 11:42 AM

    UNP is for all, Sinhalese, Tamils & Muslims. Can't satisfy one group at 100%.

    P.L.J.B.Palipana Tuesday, 24 July 2012 12:01 PM

    DAYASIRI PLEASE GO ANY WHERE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. IT IS A GREAT HELP TO THE NATION.

    Perera Tuesday, 24 July 2012 11:56 AM

    Mr Dayasiri Speak to Sajith After the elections come out and make a party. Definitly 80% UNPers will join with you. We understand your situation.

    Lion Tuesday, 24 July 2012 11:54 AM

    These people want nothing else they want perks privilages foreign tours.Even UNP come to power it will be the same.Dayasiri will go to enjoy previlages.Helping masses all that is crap.

    Neomal Perera Tuesday, 24 July 2012 12:00 PM

    None of these politicians can be trusted. They all put self before country. That has been the case after 1977 and the perks JRJ began to dish out.

    izaawa Tuesday, 24 July 2012 12:11 PM

    I am telling you sincerely. There is no future for you in PA. And also it will prove the public that all your big talks are for power and nothing for the benefit of the poor mass who voted for you. Another huge betrayal.

    Oh God! Isn't there a single honnest politician in this country?

    Even the God Cannot Bless Us!!!

    Cyclops Tuesday, 24 July 2012 12:28 PM

    No surprise here, is there? who would want to be in the Opposition for six more years?

    mark anandappa Wednesday, 25 July 2012 07:59 AM

    Please take President Mahinda Rajapkase as an Example. SLFP were getting thrashed , but he never changed the party. He waited for his time and see where is he now. Patience and determination , is the need of the hour. I personally am a admirer of you and Harin Fernando so please think twice before you join the Bandwagon who hardly succeeded by joining the Govt"

    silva Wednesday, 25 July 2012 03:53 AM

    aiyo daya please dont .

    Daya Rox Tuesday, 24 July 2012 09:59 AM

    Please cross over Daya! Or else form a new party! If not wait till Ranil Wicramasinghe dies if you really want to serve the country from the UNP!!

    Jehan Wednesday, 25 July 2012 03:53 AM

    Please don't just form another front and fight for democracy within and outside, Do not jump in to a sinking ship you have a better future in fact a future better than Sajith

    Siri Wednesday, 25 July 2012 03:53 AM

    if you go to PA you can get in active minister post only,if you stay in UNP, one day you you can be a brave minster with active,think twice!

    sue Wednesday, 25 July 2012 03:58 AM

    Don't do this Dayasiri, you will be cutting your own grave because the present Govt. will not last forever and no one will trust you hereafter.

    Minister Wednesday, 25 July 2012 04:09 AM

    On your mark... get set...........

    Minister Wednesday, 25 July 2012 04:19 AM

    We will have our own news before the media release it. "Dayasiri Jayasekera, UNP MP for Kurunegala District was sworne in today as the Minster of "Singing Stars" as he crossed over to the ruling party to strengthen hands........ ha haaa haaaa haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    Calistus Jayatilleke Tuesday, 24 July 2012 09:56 AM

    Wonder if he is trying to cross over alone or with his band of "reformists".

    Minister Wednesday, 25 July 2012 04:19 AM

    Please get a kurahan satakaya stitched out quickly..... YOu will look marvelous with that!

    Wara Tuesday, 24 July 2012 10:10 AM

    One more ministerial post.

    Mervin Tuesday, 24 July 2012 10:20 AM

    Yet??? - pls do it now and make yourself another "J R P Sooiyaaperuma"

    Hettiarachchi Tuesday, 24 July 2012 10:13 AM

    Are you telling that tyhe ruling party is more democratic than the opposition? Those who croosed over also had different kinds of explanations for doing so.

    Nodrog Tuesday, 24 July 2012 10:29 AM

    Coming weeks will show who is lying and I believe its Dayasiri.

    Dhammika Wednesday, 25 July 2012 04:49 AM

    Dayasiri we had a lot of regard for you.Dont ruin your reputation.We too do not approve the dictitorial attitude of RW and we feel that he has ruined the party, but please dont abandon your followers and join a currupt regime.Your good name will be spoilt stay back have patience this regime wont last too long.

    commentator Wednesday, 25 July 2012 04:57 AM

    Exactly. Dayasiri is implying that the government is more democratic than what the UNP will be with the current amendment to the UNP leadership. Good joke. Good excuse also!

    Bonda Tuesday, 24 July 2012 10:49 AM

    Well he cannot be blamed. It is a sinking ship

    Janaki Kalansuriya Tuesday, 24 July 2012 10:50 AM

    Ha ha haaaa. Gutter snipe!

    piyal samarakone Tuesday, 24 July 2012 10:57 AM

    we agree with you but dont go to the wrong side of the court - perhaps SF is better option -
    as you know half of the UNP is the govt. and people know their act.;

    dimuthu Tuesday, 24 July 2012 11:01 AM

    MR Dayasiri . You are one of our future. Don,t cross over to .. Make a new party.

    Mikee Tuesday, 24 July 2012 11:18 AM

    Throughout your political career you have been loyal to your party , so do not take any hasty decision and ruin your future. Remember when the going gets tough, the tough get going.

    Cynic Tuesday, 24 July 2012 11:13 AM

    Unlike Lakshaman Siriwardena who said that even his dog won't join the government, Dayasiri has tried to safeguard his credibility by saying that "he has not taken a decision". Wonder whether he also has a tax file to "shape up" like Grero.

    Sando Tuesday, 24 July 2012 11:28 AM

    Please join SF and form a strong party

    CHANDRAPALA Thursday, 26 July 2012 02:24 AM

    Go, it will help to strength the MRs hand further. Some people are respect you as true politician but don't think that all are same

    Dadoriya Tuesday, 24 July 2012 11:41 AM

    The time has come for all democracy loving member of the UNP leave the party. The UNP with the present leadership has no vision. This is not a surprise for me.


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