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While claiming that the UNP is the country’s main opposition party its National Organiser Daya Gamage stressed that the UNP would not go behind any other party to form an alliance. “ We are the country's main opposition party therefore in creating a common alliance we should be the main stakeholder.

We would not  seek to create a common opposition by going behind newly formed parties as that of Sarath Fonsekas”

Speaking to the Daily Mirror online the National organiser of the UNP said that he had instructed UNP MP Palitha Range Bandara not to participate or organize Political meetings of the former Army Commander. “I received information that MP Range Bandara was involved in organizing meetings for Sarath Fonseka, therefore I instructed him to not do so. This is because the party of Range Bandara is the UNP and its leader is Ranil Wickramasinghe so therefore he has to adhere to the party's line. I told him that we have no objection  with him having his personal rapport with the former Army Commander but not to mix it up with the Politics of the UNP" he said

When questioned about the participation of UNP MP Palitha Thawarapperuma’s participation at the maiden press conference of  former Army Commander Sarath Fonskea, Gamage said that he will immediately look into the matter.

Commenting on the call for a common alliance Daya Gamage said that the UNP would not align itself with any other party in the near future and would rather support all parties that oppose the regime.

Speaking at the press conference however, former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka said that many opposition parliamentarians are currently having discussion with his party in the bid to form a common alliance that is opposed to the current regime. (ISA)
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  • Kondeybendapucheena Thursday, 14 June 2012 10:30 AM

    Really,

    Dadoriya Thursday, 14 June 2012 10:46 AM

    Correct, with the present leadership, for ever,

    Gune Thursday, 14 June 2012 10:54 AM

    For the name board only

    buffaloa citizen Thursday, 14 June 2012 11:01 AM

    You will continue to be in opposition even after SF becomes President. The sun will shine for the UNP only after both Sajith and Ranil are kicked out or dead, neither one should be in the party to survive.

    willows Thursday, 14 June 2012 10:58 AM

    you are ruining the country and your leader does not have a back borne, that is the problem with UNP

    ind Thursday, 14 June 2012 10:58 AM

    Yes, for the moment !!

    Ane Kale Thursday, 14 June 2012 11:05 AM

    Opposition is not a Good Possition to be in. Get your act together.

    Ane Kale Thursday, 14 June 2012 11:09 AM

    Opposition is not a good possition to be in. Get your act together and move forward. Listen to majority people

    fact u fact u Thursday, 14 June 2012 11:09 AM

    it`s good keep telling that people might forget,

    MS Friday, 15 June 2012 04:20 AM

    Very soon UNP will loose that position as well....

    lalitha Thursday, 14 June 2012 11:19 AM

    if so they should act like one

    Wahoo Thursday, 14 June 2012 11:22 AM

    If the main opposition is the UNP . SO Bloody What ???.........

    What has it done to the country as the main opposition party to keep the government in the correct path ?

    So called " Main Opposition Party" - tag only !!

    On the other hand Mr Gamage , if you dont have control over all members as the national organizer ! please quit your position. The country and its people doesn't have all the time in the world until you get your act together !

    Darsh Thursday, 14 June 2012 11:27 AM

    for ever and ever after with RW

    J Dan Friday, 15 June 2012 04:50 AM

    Yes, agreed, not fpor long, When SF launchers his new party, But UNP should have a strong leadership. Why not RW step down and hand over the leadership to peoples choice. If not you will be always in the opposition.

    aaa Thursday, 14 June 2012 11:38 AM

    UNP is the main party (not opposite main party) in island. Because of Bloody Ranil it went to opposite. he killed UNP and will bury by his hand

    Nodrog Thursday, 14 June 2012 11:55 AM

    Then maybe they should start acting like the main opposition party. Are they now worried SF will take over that slot?

    Kinithi Saturday, 16 June 2012 05:31 AM

    SF thinks no end of himself. He is bound to fail again.

    ruchi Thursday, 14 June 2012 11:50 AM

    Then the UNP will be the " Main Opposition Party" for ever !

    Sando Thursday, 14 June 2012 11:59 AM

    As long as RW is the leader UNP wont be recognized as the main opposition party. Another breakaway soon, RW paid to eliminate the name of this great party....

    Dinithi Thursday, 14 June 2012 11:55 AM

    SF without UNP help would not have received 40 lakh votes in the 2010 election. In fact he got much lesser number of votes than Ranil in the parliamentary elections. UNP is THE biggest single party in the country, bigger than SLFP. It is hilarious for SF to seek UNP to align with him rather than the other way round. It is only UNP that could make this government fall - not JVP or SF's party. It just needs more teamwork and an end to the infighting.

    Ex Army Friday, 15 June 2012 10:38 AM

    Don't worry Sir , UNP will be in the Main opposition party for ever, even after people choose their next president, Guarantee you Sir, Ranil will never be become the leader of this country.

    Aney Machang Thursday, 14 June 2012 12:53 PM

    Daya is forthright in his comments! hopefully he will restore confidence in the membership of the Party and moreover restore confidence in the general public on UNP.
    UNP has ruled the country sucessfully many times, why should it form alliances with parties formed yesterday and today!

    John Thursday, 14 June 2012 01:00 PM

    its about time the UNP got their act together, don't you think?!

    Black Mamba Thursday, 14 June 2012 01:00 PM

    But when there is opposition within that Opposition how can it be an outfit to recon with?

    Tilak Friday, 15 June 2012 06:18 AM

    who said No!!! but now there is nodifferance between GOVT and UNP so that better to go with GOVT..

    White Mamba albino Friday, 15 June 2012 11:25 AM

    Ekane kiyanne !

    Sagara Thursday, 14 June 2012 03:05 PM

    Congrats Daya, for speaking very straight.


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