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The leaders of the SLPP government invited me on a couple of occasions before the presidential election to join them and accept the law and order portfolio, UNP MP Sarath Fonseka said yesterday.

He told a news briefing at the Opposition office, that he refused to accept the law and order portfolio saying he would have had to arrest a special individual in the party no sooner he assumed duties.

“They invited me on another occasion where they said I would be given any portfolio except the finance ministry. I refused that as well,” the MP said. “I am ready to work in any position where I can deliver my services to the best of my ability. However, it doesn't mean that I would become anybody's cat’s paw.

He said he was against a combination between Sajith Premadasa and President Gotabaya Rajapaksa working together despite two UNP MPs had said it was the best available.

"Sajith Premadasa-led alliance will not form a government with Gotabaya Rajapaksa through discussions. However, if it happens to us with an election result, we will have to do it,” he said. “I am not ready to do politics with Gotabaya Rajapaksa because of the incompatibility in terms of vision and policies."

Meanwhile, the MP said he was ready to consider alternative options if he was not given nominations to contest the upcoming general election.

“I am hoping to contest the election through the new alliance led by United National Party Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa, he said and added that he would not enter Parliament through the National list but would do by contesting the election. (Sheain Fernandopulle)

 

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  • Martin Milton Saturday, 08 February 2020 11:02 AM

    Someone said that they (Pohottuwa heirarchy) were asleep when that happened IF it did! MM

    CHULANI Saturday, 08 February 2020 11:32 AM

    Fairy Tales..............SLPP or UNP dont want You.....why not try Mr 3 %

    Nihal Amarasekera Saturday, 08 February 2020 11:59 AM

    Big Mouth, Big Head, Name SF!

    Daney Saturday, 08 February 2020 12:02 PM

    This man must be suffering from CORONA..! or rabies.. Needs treatment urgently..

    roobarbie Saturday, 08 February 2020 03:18 PM

    FS SF you would be the acts paw wherever you go. Everything in this universe is conditional and part of a network, and you cannot exist on your own. So get that knowledge under your skull and try to do some good work for the country. You did some good work before because you were an action man. So stop just talking and act your intention. You have ot into difficulties with Rajapakshas because you were misled by batalanda ranil back in 2010. Remember that. It was Rajapakshas that publicly recognized your work and service after the war. presenting accolades, before you became a cats paw for batalanda ranil.

    LORD PAKEER Saturday, 08 February 2020 03:25 PM

    This is totally false. SLPP leadership will not touch this guy! he has seriously lost his credibility

    NAM Saturday, 08 February 2020 05:04 PM

    This guy can't even understand a joke!!!

    George Saturday, 08 February 2020 06:43 PM

    Andere's jokes. Just like the goats head got stuck in the clay pot.


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