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Leader of Opposition Sajith Premadasa has to lead the new grand opposition alliance which will be formed soon, SJB seniors said yesterday. 

SJB General Secretary Ranjith Madduma Bandara and National Organiser Tissa Attanayake told a press conference that grand opposition alliance will have a new common symbol but it has to be led by Mr. Premadasa.“mr. Premadasa is the only alternate leader and therefore he should lead the alliance,” they said.

Mr. Madduma Bandara said both UNP and SLFP will be welcomed to join the grand opposition alliance.

He said all the allies of SJB such as Tamil Progressive Alliance and SLMC will be part of a grand opposition alliance with the exception of MP Patali Champika Ranawaka.,” Mr. Ranawaka had expressed his willingness to join SJB,” he said.

Asked about the 42 brigade which is a campaign launched by Mr. Ranawaka, the SJB General Secretary said it is one of the different campaigns. “42 brigade Campaign is also another programme of the opposition. Mr. Ranawaka did inform us about the campaign and therefore we knew about it,” he added.

Mr. Attanayake said the new constitution of SJB has been approved by the party’s Executive Committee. “Executive Committee which includes around 1,000 members which include all SJB MPS, Opposition Leaders of local bodies.

Party Leader will only have power to appoint 50 members for the Executive Committee. There will be a working committee and party management committee in addition to the Executive Committee,” he said.

“Party leader will be elected by the Executive Committee annually,” he added. (Yohan Perera)


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  • Man Thursday, 31 December 2020 08:53 AM

    Why not Ranil or Ravi to lead the alliance, if not Ruwan as they are highly successful world class leaders ?

    Roshan Samarathunga Thursday, 31 December 2020 09:19 AM

    Yes you must promote young educated charismatic vibrant people become leader who is capable of running the country.

    FF Thursday, 31 December 2020 09:31 AM

    ONLY SNAG, SLFP AND UNP ARE ASPIRING TO APPOINT THEIR OWN LEADER

    Jude Thursday, 31 December 2020 10:34 AM

    The new grand opposition alliance will celebrate Atleast 10 YEARS before they come to POWER !!

    Ram Thursday, 31 December 2020 11:18 AM

    All these Alliances are good and nice in words but hopeless in their actions

    Gamunu Thursday, 31 December 2020 12:31 PM

    Sumandiran could lead the alliance.

    Irsula Thursday, 31 December 2020 02:41 PM

    SP must lead this.

    Sun Thursday, 31 December 2020 02:55 PM

    Grand Alliance with Rishad,Hakkeem,Sumanthiran,Ha,Ha.Now itself lost 69 m votes.

    Ghty Thursday, 31 December 2020 10:32 PM

    When an efficient

    Chamari Friday, 01 January 2021 12:52 PM

    Grand opposition? These are a bunch of 'kondha pana nathi Po..ayas! We don't see any opposition to that crook UW bringing virus stricken Ukrainians to our country to launder money. Wake up you useless bunch of morons!


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