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UNP Leader will enter Parliament on National List at the right time

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UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe will enter Parliament on the National List at the right time taking into account the situation of the country within the next couple of years, party’s new Chairman Vajira Abeywardene said yesterday.

Mr.abeywardene told a press conference that no one else will fill the vacancy till Mr. Wickremesinghe decides as to when he should go to Parliament.

“The party will look at what Sri Lanka’s situation is in August next year and then the final decision on the national list slot will be made by the party leader. What the party leader had told us was that the time is not right for him to go to Parliament now. Therefore it is likely that no one else will go to Parliament even on a temporary basis.there is provision to.keep the national list slot open as per the Constitution,” he said.

“If someone else claims that he or she is eligible to be sworn in as UNP national list MP that person does not understand politics,” he added.(Yohan Perera)

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  • Chux Tuesday, 19 January 2021 07:07 AM

    This man is so corrupt and one of the main culprits to ruin the party

    Sambo Tuesday, 19 January 2021 07:43 AM

    Look who's speaking

    dara Tuesday, 19 January 2021 07:48 AM

    He seems thinking Ruwan as obstacle for his future ambition

    BigEars Tuesday, 19 January 2021 08:11 AM

    Keep the exit door wide open. This man is the deal king and we know his connections. He is working with the Buds. The SJB need to keep off this group.

    Vasaliya Tuesday, 19 January 2021 08:15 AM

    Sure sure. The most opportune time to go would be when the MR clan are in trouble. Go and save them like to you did the last five years.

    Kumaran, Wattala Tuesday, 19 January 2021 08:28 AM

    The country is facing unprecedented problems now, with covid 19 problem, high cost of living, unrest among communities. Is it not the time for a dutiful politician to enter parliament, air his views and advise. Why can't he hand over the party to a suitable person and leave politics.

    Lumbini Tuesday, 19 January 2021 08:33 AM

    ......will enter Parliament on the National List at the right time'? What is the right time? UNP is so divided and not been able to get a person nominated so far.

    Ranaweera Tuesday, 19 January 2021 08:34 AM

    The guy is a traitor and utter disgrace to the country.

    R.P. Leelasena Tuesday, 19 January 2021 10:22 AM

    Something wrong with this fellow, he is a dam liar, he is trying to protect the looters like Ranil and Ravi.

    Anthony. R Tuesday, 19 January 2021 10:25 AM

    What time is right for a Redundant Politician? The masses have voted him Out,and because of him the party was humiliated. Now look who's Talking! The very people who distroyed the party appointed as new office bearers and with that the last nail on coffin is done.

    Talker Tuesday, 19 January 2021 11:39 AM

    Better not. What can he do when people didn't want him. Let him live in peace.

    Andy Silva Tuesday, 19 January 2021 11:56 AM

    When's the right time? May be as a deadbody.

    Edmond James Horshington Tuesday, 19 January 2021 03:47 PM

    You dirty third grade fellow in the UNP has no right to decide who will go to the Parliament and who will the Leader etc., Better shut your dirty mouth now onwards without uttering filth and lies.

    Bola Suda Tuesday, 19 January 2021 03:49 PM

    Still are you hugging Ranil. What a shame you guys.... what a shame. How can a loser can be the Leader? Use your common-sense.

    Tom Tom Tokka Tuesday, 19 January 2021 03:50 PM

    Joining with Ranil hereafter will reduce your life spell. Better kick Ranil and join with Sajith.

    Gonni Rajah Tuesday, 19 January 2021 03:52 PM

    Ranil is keeping puppets like (lady men) with him. You too are the same category.

    Roshan samarathunga Tuesday, 19 January 2021 04:09 PM

    Incompetent individuals look after incompetents

    CNB Tuesday, 19 January 2021 04:26 PM

    Shouldn't the UNP use that slot to address the needs of the people who gave them at least one seat than killing time for nothing? If there is a rule that MPs who keep away from sittings for more than 6 months to lose their seats, then the National List seat of UNP should also be made ''null'' if they do not nominate a person before the expiry of that period, and given to ''somebody'' within the law. Althought the current MPs and the parties they represent have made the Parliament a joke, it should be kept in mind that, it is the highest level of decision making in the country, and the 225 members should and must be made to attend all sittings and make sound decisions/voice their opinion on behalf of the 22mn people of this country.

    Ashan Tuesday, 19 January 2021 04:58 PM

    I think wait till August - 1999.

    FF Tuesday, 19 January 2021 06:13 PM


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