UPFA MP Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena said today 28 political parties have held discussions with the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) on forming a broader alliance.
He told a news conference that their objective was to reduce the powers of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.
"As a start, the SLFPers of the Moratuwa Municipal Council joined the SLPP which controls the Council. We request all progressive parties at SLPP-led councils to join the ruling party in order to defeat the programme of this government," the MP said.
He said Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, who lobbied for a new electoral system soon after the 19th Amendment was passed, had now forgotten about it and instead was focusing on abolishing the executive presidency.
The MP said the 19th Amendment was passed in a hurry with the hope of bringing in the 20th Amendment to the Constitution on establishing a new electoral system.
“The parties which are unable to elect a president are trying to strengthen the post of prime minister and abolish the executive presidency,” he said. (Lahiru Pothmulla)
These guys objective is only Ranil and to grab power. They don’t see the consequences to the country due to all these political instability in the country
Parti Tuesday, 08 January 2019 08:05 PM
They will have a good party !!!
thilak Tuesday, 08 January 2019 09:04 PM
this man now pure SLPP, earlier pure SLFP,When Persigent Premadasa's period ironically UNP, now time for the voters to expell from political seen
Perumal Wednesday, 09 January 2019 07:51 AM
Just see how JR's constitution endures. Its committed opponents are now its steadfast supporters.
TONY Tuesday, 08 January 2019 05:54 PM
AM SURE A BIG PARTY LIKE SLFP WILL JOIN PUP PARTY LIKE THE SLPP. OTHER PUB PARTIES CAN JOIN THEM IF THEY WANT TO
Malaka Tuesday, 08 January 2019 05:58 PM
That means we better not to vote for the party candidate, it would be a soup when you want to fulfill everyones reqest..
Chux Tuesday, 08 January 2019 06:16 PM
Parties like pivithru Hela urumaya who has only two to three members
Mandy Tuesday, 08 January 2019 07:58 PM
Some of the 28 parties are One man Shows while others are half man shows. Its not numbers but quality that is importaant.
Pakyam Wednesday, 09 January 2019 08:05 AM
It's the speakers of those parties that are used by the main party and not the numbers that matter.
Saradiel Tuesday, 08 January 2019 07:45 PM
At least 20 of these parties wouldn't have even 5000 members island wide. Think there should be some method to find out how many members in these parties and a minimum number before registering them. Else will only be a pain to everyone
Nimal Tuesday, 08 January 2019 07:54 PM
So what? What are we going to achieve out of that "peramuna"? Simply nothing. We are now thoroughly fed up of your alliances.
abc Tuesday, 08 January 2019 09:09 PM
All Night Party
Megan Tuesday, 08 January 2019 09:23 PM
This fellow lost the Hakmana seat during last election and came to parliament through back door thanks to MY3. He will undergo the same fate if he contests under pohottuwa.
Waco Wednesday, 09 January 2019 07:47 AM
Executive Presidency should not be abolished. We must have a pariotic person as the President . To
Suneth Perera Wednesday, 09 January 2019 08:26 AM
We are divided fully on the political parties and desperately in need of good governance. Today politicians think they can continue to do corrupt practices and getaway with it. We need a remarkable change in governance and cheating on this aspects get into trouble one way or the other.
Ronnie Bugger Wednesday, 09 January 2019 08:49 AM
Aiyo, aiyo, oba thuma naraka sihinakay dhakela wage.
annonymous Wednesday, 09 January 2019 09:14 AM
This moron should realize for that matter , reducing any prime ministers powers is increasing any future future president 's powers and making him a dictator, Is his man mad ?
Angoda Bakka Wednesday, 09 January 2019 09:25 AM
My party will join SLPP, if Basil Hora returns "Divineguma Money" and "Sil Redi Hora" returns Rs. 600 million syphoned for sil redi.
bo Wednesday, 09 January 2019 10:08 AM
RW should have been ditched a long time ago. He is the biggest traitor, worse than Prabhakaran. The coconut, outside brown, inside white, a lackey of imperialists.
MODA BURUWA Wednesday, 09 January 2019 10:46 AM
Who will be your SLPP leader after MR ? .
Batangala Wednesday, 09 January 2019 12:50 PM
We can just imagine the 28 parties. Some leaders do not have the consent of their own family members. Try to make it 56 so that PPP aligned joint front would go in to the history of politics being the 28 party joint front with no consent from the voters in the country. Can name it as "Idiots Front"
VT Wednesday, 09 January 2019 01:36 PM
One thing is certain .Most of the 28 parties are have no heads nor legs to walk just the mouths and the bellies .They will swallow what ever gets into to the mouth including fireballs (" gini gedi")
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