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It is constitutionally and politically impossible: Minister Gammanpila

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Minister Udaya Gammanpila yesterday pooh poohed a reported speculation that the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of India was in a move to form a political party in Sri Lanka and added that it was constitutionally and politically impossible.

Minister Gammanpila said people in Sri Lanka would not accept a political party rooted in a foreign country. Elections Commission Chairman Nimal G. Punchihewa said Sri Lanka’s electoral laws do not permit political parties in a foreign country to do politics here. “However, a political party or group in Sri Lanka is permitted to associate with any foreign entity but foreigners are not permitted to get elected to any political office in Sri Lanka,” he noted.(SANDUN A. JAYASEKERA)

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  • Chux Wednesday, 17 February 2021 07:25 AM

    People like you supported the 20th amendment now face the sony

    Kadupol Sothie Putha Wednesday, 17 February 2021 08:38 AM

    Gamampilla what happened to the money [5.6 million] you robbed from the public begging the public some years ago.

    F.R. Basanayake Wednesday, 17 February 2021 08:40 AM

    Hay - no drama man, we know who you are. Get lost.

    GLP Wednesday, 17 February 2021 08:41 AM

    You and Weerawansa are the worst serpents in our prestigious SLPP party. Must put you guys out soon.

    Sammy Wednesday, 17 February 2021 11:29 AM

    What nonsense! This politician idiot in India is known for making dumb statements and we take him seriously.

    Ronnie Bugger Wednesday, 17 February 2021 12:00 PM

    Cart before the Horse. This idiot has apparently lost his priorities. There are diverse ways and means if India wants to have some political roots in the North/North East. All they have to do is fund an indigenous political group and inculcate it with Indian idealogy.

    Jinadara Paragammana Wednesday, 17 February 2021 12:11 PM

    Gamman is a great minister for this country - he is no second to Mervin Silva and Weerawansa. We must promote one of them as the PM of this sinking boat!! They will take it out of water and dry it quickly.

    Paul Wednesday, 17 February 2021 01:16 PM

    You are wearing full white cloth and also you have front broken Signal Toothpaste but remember you doesn't have moral values, Gentleman politics, and clean mind. (HAKKE BUDURES BOKKE DADAMAS )

    German Jacob Ratnasingham Wednesday, 17 February 2021 02:00 PM

    You cheater, you looter don't talk conn. No one is going to listen to your bull shit talks mind it.

    HPT Appuhamy Wednesday, 17 February 2021 02:04 PM

    Either BJP forms a party in SriLanka or Congress forms a party in SriLanka - why you guy picked from Agindas shouting too much. You yourself is a rotten garbage MR picked because of sympathy.

    BuffaloaCitizen Wednesday, 17 February 2021 04:12 PM

    Very correct, it is best to do it the way China has done i.e. bankrupt the country and then make them fully dependent on Chinese finances, then even if you tell them to give their wives

    Thavamanis Wednesday, 17 February 2021 08:34 PM

    India is always a problem for its neighbours.... They will make sure to keep their neighbours under its control. If not, pull them down If we listen to them, we are good guys. Else they will tarnish your image

    Buddhist Wednesday, 17 February 2021 09:23 PM

    Very simple, take over the ownership of an existing formant political party and change the name to Lanka Janatha Party.. BJP will be in play.


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