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UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake told at a news conference a short while ago that the party will boycott the Independence Day celebrations. He said there is nothing to celebrate when the war hero who delivered the nation from terrorism is in prison, and rights of the people and media are suppressed.

UNP MP Dayasiri Jayasekera who also participated in the conference said the party would hold a candlelight vigil calling for the release of former Army commander Sarath Fonseka on that day. (YP)
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  • mike Tuesday, 01 February 2011 06:10 AM

    very strange mr.Attanayake when your party called him a cardboard commander during war days??? there is no one hero there are several heros which SF is one. if here is no media freedom sunday leader wud be history by now!

    Ran Tuesday, 01 February 2011 06:15 AM

    UNP to boycott independent day celebrations for the 7th consecutive year (after 2005)!

    They always had some reason to boycott.

    Fayad Tuesday, 01 February 2011 06:17 AM

    No jokes please
    Independence has also become a political joke

    Diyasena Tuesday, 01 February 2011 06:17 AM

    Now u see the stupidy of UNP . We are celebrating on 4th February is independence gained from British Colonization. It has nothing to do with SF. Idiots !!!

    Nihal Amarasekera Tuesday, 01 February 2011 06:18 AM

    When did they last participate in a National Day Celebration?

    Hasiya Tuesday, 01 February 2011 06:28 AM

    This is not a new thing for UNP.. They usually go against whatever the Govt or MR do..

    Razor Blade Tuesday, 01 February 2011 06:33 AM

    Good excuse to keep away from sunburn & humidity or RAIN.

    Bimal Tuesday, 01 February 2011 06:44 AM

    As usual

    KD Tuesday, 01 February 2011 06:46 AM

    Nation has already boycotted UNP as a party.

    Yehiya-Doha Tuesday, 01 February 2011 12:10 PM

    But your leader direcly & Sajith indirectly contact the Prasident.

    Nan Tuesday, 01 February 2011 07:05 AM

    drama queens

    SLLover Tuesday, 01 February 2011 07:03 AM

    UNPs are doing what exactly LTTE did when they are alive. Kola koti

    dias Tuesday, 01 February 2011 07:09 AM

    PL gooooo no LTTE NOW

    Konde bendapu china Tuesday, 01 February 2011 07:11 AM

    you keep boycotting and People going to Boycott you Tissa, Now settle your Party difference soon otherwise again people will not vote for UNP

    Ravana Tuesday, 01 February 2011 07:36 AM

    Does the concept on "Independence" have much significance or even meaning to the present generation ?

    Wouldn't it be better to have a "development" day when the year on year development ( or lack thereof) is assessed in the form of an exhibition ?

    Then the government could be held accountable !

    Labby Tuesday, 01 February 2011 07:33 AM

    Dayasiri Jayasakera sat with Tissa Attanayake at that news conference? hmmm...

    dutugamunu Tuesday, 01 February 2011 07:49 AM

    big deal!!!

    Nihal Tuesday, 01 February 2011 08:02 AM

    Dear,O, Dear, First they make him the cats-paw to keep RW's status intact and then they shed politically biased croc-tears. The people are not fooled man!!

    rosh Tuesday, 01 February 2011 08:39 AM

    This is not new as they always boycotting the true independence of the nation. Nobody forgets the devilish peace accord, Alimankada Pamankada, Yodda karanna puluwan gons and Thoppigala Jungle

    gUL FERNANDO Tuesday, 01 February 2011 08:58 AM

    What a reson to boycott, otherwise it would have dificult to find another reson. Anyway people have long before have boycotted voting for these type of jockers

    Chandanamithrakaaka Tuesday, 01 February 2011 09:03 AM

    good idea. save money please.

    neville Tuesday, 01 February 2011 03:29 PM

    They are doing it to cover rift in unp, don't care about what people going through ?
    Govt. also stop celebrating when people and even Wild animals suffer..

    Royalist Tuesday, 01 February 2011 09:13 AM

    RSVP or not got the invitation? Won't be missed much anyway...

    Ranabahu Tuesday, 01 February 2011 09:29 AM

    Good decision against Dictatorship

    Weerasuriya Tuesday, 01 February 2011 04:31 PM

    Independent day not belongs to one party or the person and it is
    a calibrating day for all citizen in Srilanka.

    Vikum Tuesday, 01 February 2011 09:39 AM

    Hay Tissa, this is our national freedom day to mark the freedom from the Britishers'. i don't accept anyone should "Boycott" it. If so they are the people who don't have any sense about the motherland.


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