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In the wake of the two main parties agreeing to form the national unity government, some United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) MPs are hoping to inform Speaker Karu Jayasuriya that they would function as part of the opposition, a party leader said yesterday.

The UPFA and the United National Party (UNP) which agreed to form the national government had also agreed to share Cabinet portfolios.

Against this background, the UPFA MPs who are opposed to the formation of a national unity government are preparing a petition to be sent to the Speaker.
National Freedom Front (NFF) Leader Wimal Weerwansa told Daily Mirror said he believed that at least 50 MPs would sign this petition which would be handed over within the next two weeks.

He said he had learnt of attempts by the government to suppress dissent in parliament.(Kelum Bandara)


  Comments - 30

  • S B Lokuge Sunday, 06 September 2015 05:43 AM

    So two wrongs make it right? Mahinda was kicked out because of that. So these crooks should be kicked out too.

    Chandu Monday, 07 September 2015 04:44 PM

    Sad! Ungrateful people never remember the patriotic services Vimal,MR,Gota

    Channa Sunday, 06 September 2015 03:01 PM

    Ok ok next time ask them to contest seperately. Then one of them can be considered the opposition leader if they can enter the parliament.

    Packeer Sunday, 06 September 2015 01:53 PM

    If you all start a new party you will legally lose your parliament seat. Well planned trap.

    Frank Sunday, 06 September 2015 01:12 PM

    Corrupted politician you have only loud and dirty mouth but no brain. MR lost his power and respect because of people like you. Be prepared to spend rest of your life in prison with your wife.

    karthi Sunday, 06 September 2015 01:07 PM

    Everyone knows you are a double game man.First you must clean your name.

    Raj Sunday, 06 September 2015 12:51 PM

    ara stage wala kiwwa "aluth anduma" mahala iwarada wimal machan?

    upul Sunday, 06 September 2015 12:49 PM

    A suppression to eliminate corrupt ,raciest , rascles out from Sri Lankan politics.

    Bimool Beeriwansa Sunday, 06 September 2015 12:21 PM

    All These Proposals comes from MR -

    jayantha Sunday, 06 September 2015 12:10 PM

    Why want you make a deal with TNA and be part of a powerful opposition.

    Dilshan Sunday, 06 September 2015 11:29 AM

    Take Dayasiri and SB with you!

    Googly Sunday, 06 September 2015 10:59 AM

    Give them Minister posts to solve the problem.

    Jaya Sunday, 06 September 2015 09:49 AM

    Only sounds. No action. Like rela mota dance.

    Cobra Sunday, 06 September 2015 07:11 AM

    For Wimal and crowd next stop-HOME!!!

    S B Lokuge Sunday, 06 September 2015 05:44 AM

    Yes, when there is a dictatorship no use making noise.

    yahapala Saturday, 05 September 2015 10:44 AM

    Quote "attempts by the government to suppress dissent in parliament".Hope you can remember, you too did this when you are in then ruling party. "kala kala de pala pala de"

    Nandanee again Saturday, 05 September 2015 11:40 PM

    "When a politician is in Opposition he is an expert on the means to some end; and when he is in office he is an expert on the obstacles to it." ---- Gilbert Keith Chesterton

    nandanee Saturday, 05 September 2015 11:37 PM

    "Great spirits have often encountered violent Opposition from mediocre minds." ---- Albert Einstein

    kondaya77 Saturday, 05 September 2015 10:54 PM

    The last gasps before going to jail.!!!

    de silva Saturday, 05 September 2015 09:11 PM

    All our politicians forget what they told and what they did.This a sickness they have.So don;t worry.

    Upul Saturday, 05 September 2015 08:40 PM

    FCID must give priority to investigate allegations against this guy and send him to the place where he belongs.

    Lima Saturday, 05 September 2015 08:19 PM


    Alex Saturday, 05 September 2015 07:28 PM

    This guy should be behind bars, not in parliament !

    Arun Saturday, 05 September 2015 12:43 PM

    This type of fraud politicians to be sent. ToThe jail there they can form a party with hisFriends

    gamini Saturday, 05 September 2015 12:38 PM

    Frogs in the well. Make loud noise but no effect.

    Coconut Republic Saturday, 05 September 2015 11:47 AM

    Yes , create a another new party. What ever you do , will not bring you to the opposition in the parliament.

    mnsmart Saturday, 05 September 2015 11:35 AM

    Beating the drum so loud to keep the attention

    animale the mad Saturday, 05 September 2015 11:26 AM

    Political orphans.

    Quintus Saturday, 05 September 2015 11:22 AM


    Sapu Saturday, 05 September 2015 11:03 AM

    Take Dayasiri and Susil with you!

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