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The United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) yesterday disassociated itself from the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between its main constituent Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and the United National Party (UNP), a party leader said yesterday.

The the SLFP led UPFA is registered as a separate party political party with the Mahajana Eksath Peramuna (MEP), Sri Lanka Mahajana Party (SLMP), the Desa Vimukthi Janatha Party (DVJP), Eelam People’s Democratic Party (EPDP) and the National Unity Alliance (NUA) as its other constituents.

MEP Leader Dinesh Gunawardane told Daily Mirror the UPFA executive committee had not agreed to the signing of the MoU to form a national government for a period of two years.

He said he would request the UPFA to convene its executive committee as soon as possible to discuss these contentious matters.

“The UPFA executive committee has not approved the MoU even though 90 per cent of those elected on the UPFA ticket are members of the SLFP,” he said. (Kelum Bandara)


  Comments - 45

  • Cheers Sunday, 23 August 2015 04:08 AM

    Very well said we did not vote UNP or for a national giver we voted for UPFA/SLFP Maithree cannot make these calls is role is different

    REALPATRIAT Saturday, 22 August 2015 06:35 PM


    Riz Saturday, 22 August 2015 06:31 PM

    majority of SL people have rejected UPFA, so no need approval from ur side, most of UPFA theves be ready to count bars in jail including MR.

    Sam Samarasinghe Saturday, 22 August 2015 06:51 PM

    You are an expired politician. Please understand that no place for ethnically bias politicians in the political field today.

    Piranha Saturday, 22 August 2015 06:52 PM

    Who cares about what you say now.

    A.B Saturday, 22 August 2015 07:18 PM

    Buddy,2/3rd of sri lankans are under fed.You guys in politics gulp enough food, at the parliament canteen it self. Your homes are delivered more than enough foods by the food dealers in the market in your area.There is a food waste in the country running up to 30-35 percent of what is produced.So my dear Denesh what is your solution, ? may be none, at least a proposal..What did you gulp just yesterday.?. What did the people gulp in your own electorate. I am one scientist concerned about food waste not only in Sri Lanka , But globally. What is the policy of your part towards preventing same,at least around your homestead..Buddy people have to be provided with food, clothing and shelter.It does not matter, which political party provides these.So adopt your self and adopt your party to provide these.I can help you on How to do it. Concerned Expert Citizen/Scientist. Regards

    Sarojini Rajapakse Saturday, 22 August 2015 07:33 PM

    Dinesh go fly a kite in the galle face green. What politics for you man. Now go home and take SIL.

    Sim Saturday, 22 August 2015 07:48 PM

    if Wimal, Dinesh, Gamanpila had contested from their own parties the results would have been quite different. This is a MOU between UNP n SLFP not with UPFA.

    mithra Saturday, 22 August 2015 08:39 PM

    He and his MPs are political ophans who did nothing for the country and good for nothing. UPFA should be dissolved immediately.

    raj Saturday, 22 August 2015 10:19 PM

    Under UPFA rules Sri Lanka faced war crimes charges and accussation of killing 40,000 civilians (according to UN report)

    karu Saturday, 22 August 2015 10:26 PM

    In your language UPFA agrees to disagree. What else can you do

    Uga tha Saturday, 22 August 2015 11:34 PM

    Ugly Perverse Fraudulent Alliance

    Voter Saturday, 22 August 2015 06:31 PM

    The UPFA can be dissolved and the SLFP can operate as a seperate independent party. via DM Android App

    Thepanis Sunday, 23 August 2015 05:38 AM

    Who cares about what these jokers say:-)

    shelton Sunday, 23 August 2015 06:57 AM

    please you leave SLFP along with weerawansa and lead racist part in Parliament and go to the hell.

    Sathya Sunday, 23 August 2015 08:05 AM

    It is much regrettable your messages are still getting published ....... Reading your news is wasting time

    VIJAI Sunday, 23 August 2015 08:16 AM

    Very Nice Surpres

    Aba Jayasekera Sunday, 23 August 2015 09:21 AM

    You and Gammanpila who talk big should be removed from the UPFA by Vishwa

    Ramesh Sunday, 23 August 2015 09:26 AM

    Congrats for the national government led by Mithri

    Jaya Sunday, 23 August 2015 09:57 AM

    Mantal !!!

    Ramesh Sunday, 23 August 2015 12:49 PM

    Congrats for the national government led by Mithri and Ranil for the next six years

    Bala Sunday, 23 August 2015 01:56 PM

    You got in by stealing the SLFP votes. By yourself MEP is nothing.

    rew Monday, 24 August 2015 12:37 PM

    MEP a party of Jelly backs

    Nihal Gunatilake Saturday, 22 August 2015 04:23 PM

    His father was a member of the cabinet of UNP Prime Minister Dudley Senanayake. He talks like a Pandithaya - nothing in his MOLE Just a cantankerous senior citizen who have not contributed anything to the benefit of the Sri Lanka Society. Bye Nihalg

    Arjuna Ranwana Saturday, 22 August 2015 10:50 AM

    You can talk on UFPA till 24th. Now no more UFPA and no more role to be play as UFPA.You are now become a MP along with Mahinda

    Appuhamy Saturday, 22 August 2015 10:54 AM

    Not needed. Instead SLFP should leave the alliance asap. .

    Sana Saturday, 22 August 2015 10:56 AM

    Good. There needs to be an opposition for the vibrant democracy the UNP is seeking.

    Muhandiram Saturday, 22 August 2015 11:03 AM

    What is the UPFA without the SLFP? Can ALL the other parties combined without the SLFP win even ONE seat at any Election. You are good ONLY at Blowing Hot Air.

    kan Saturday, 22 August 2015 11:16 AM

    Then what? Do you want to rule the country with MR as PM with defections from UNP or want to go for elections again? If you can not compromise, then what is the next solution?

    EK Saturday, 22 August 2015 11:46 AM

    It is better to have the genuine Sri Lanka Freedom Party - SLFP again, without the other political parties... no more PA .It is upto the leaders of the SLFP party

    Justicia Saturday, 22 August 2015 12:13 PM

    No use of mentioning - we all saw (on TV) the Mou is between UNP

    Mason Saturday, 22 August 2015 02:40 PM

    The UPFA does not count on you as an essential member, so your opinion does not carry weight anymore.

    Anthony Saturday, 22 August 2015 02:41 PM

    The four most destructive people in politics towards our country today are Wimal Weerawansa, Vasudeva Nanayakkara, Dinesh Gunawardene and Udaya Gammanpila,

    Chutta Saturday, 22 August 2015 03:13 PM

    Compromise is alright. But signing a document with a term limit of two years is unethical

    Farook Saturday, 22 August 2015 10:50 AM

    No need of your approval. The majority has given their verdict for new passage of good governance in Sri Lanka.

    Samson Saturday, 22 August 2015 04:29 PM

    SLFP is an established political party and does not require approval from an alliance such as UPFA, like a father asking the permission from his son.

    K ellepola Saturday, 22 August 2015 04:47 PM

    You are a disgrace to your father. You are irreverent.

    garawi Saturday, 22 August 2015 04:47 PM

    Retire! You are useless!

    Venura Saturday, 22 August 2015 04:49 PM

    Please SHUT UP and let this country move forward. You all are a bane to this nation (and this entire universe)......

    Willowsd Saturday, 22 August 2015 04:52 PM

    It is right time SLFP to clean the party and go solo

    James Saturday, 22 August 2015 04:55 PM

    it is high time to send him home for attending on his grandson.

    ralahamy Saturday, 22 August 2015 05:02 PM

    It is very funny to listen to these loser who are rejected by the general public. Look Minister, the Sri Lanka people gave votes to all you so that you will serve the country and the people; and not to serve your pocket and and party difference. You make the wrong move.

    Dilshan Saturday, 22 August 2015 05:19 PM

    Go and fly a kite man..

    ajan Saturday, 22 August 2015 05:43 PM

    Who want your approval? haha Lets go home and take rest.

    bandula Saturday, 22 August 2015 06:17 PM

    The constituents of UPFA led by Wimal, Vasu, Dinesh and Udaya are born losers who cling on to politics through the support of SLFP. They came to the parliament because of the SLFP voters. Its time to sack them from the UPFA and send these losers home.

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