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Commenting on the United National Party (UNP) decision to go for General Elections after April 23, JHU National Organiser Nishantha Warnasinghe today said it was only the President or the party with the majority in the Parliament that could decide on the election.


“The UNP Working Committee has no authority to decide on holding an election. Either the President or the Political party that represents the majority in the parliament could decide on that,” he said. (Lahiru Pothmulla)
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  • Don Tuesday, 17 March 2015 11:44 AM

    JVP and the UNP should remember that people voted for a change in the electoral system not just a change of the Presidential powers.

    Upali Tuesday, 17 March 2015 12:15 PM

    JHU one day you all will have to answer the nation of installing a govt. and a cabinet in an undemocratic manner just because Sirisena won Presidential election.

    SidathB Monday, 16 March 2015 08:19 PM

    JHU had drastically eroded its voter base after it had been proved their cry for change had any meaning but supporting the UNP project.JHU is now looking for a way out to increase some votes to secure their MP slots in the coming election.This statement is nothing but a propaganda gimmick

    Euclid Monday, 16 March 2015 08:38 PM

    The JHU never backed the UNP. They backed the common candidate. I voted for the "Swan" and hope to vote for the "Swan" at the next general elections. By the way, I classify myself as a floating voter or put in another way, "see wrong things wrong and the good things good".

    dem Monday, 16 March 2015 05:59 PM

    Who has the authority?¿???

    Kiris Baba Amaray Monday, 16 March 2015 06:16 PM

    Correct, UNP has no authority to hold elections without consulting the other co-parties supported them. Most important, the existing Govt. should punish all the culprits on the previous Govt. If not, every efforts will go in vain.

    Aba Jayasekera Monday, 16 March 2015 06:19 PM

    RW is behaving like the President of this country. He has absolutely no right to decide on dissolving Parliament. He can only resign from the post of Prime Minister. MR has then the power to do so.

    Desmond Jeromme Monday, 16 March 2015 06:19 PM

    UNP is playing a double game, pleasing all the rotten UPFA guys. should not allow JHU. I am a Christian, but I support your move at this instance.

    horri Jimonis Monday, 16 March 2015 06:20 PM

    In a way, JHU is very reasonable. Now to see more culprits found in the UNP than UPFA.

    Vijith Pieterz Monday, 16 March 2015 06:25 PM

    Weerawans, Duminda

    Kiris Baba Amaray Monday, 16 March 2015 06:27 PM

    We are fed up for voting to MS. He seems to be a puppet to RW. What is it? Coming elections you guys will see stars.

    Aba Jayasekera Tuesday, 17 March 2015 04:12 PM

    MS may be behaving like a puppet to RW. The fact is that he is grateful for his support in the election. But come 23rd April RW will see his mistake. MS will sack him and appoint a man more suitable

    Ranil Wijeyesekera Tuesday, 17 March 2015 11:21 AM

    The members of parliment are at a stalemate. A new mandate for parliment is needed. Pension or not an immidiate election is needed. It will therefore take place under the previous rules. An act for transperency of campaign funds is a must. If parliment prevents this The President should appoint a Commision to give a immidiate report so that he can oversee funds spent for campaogning.


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