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Colombo, Feb. 12 (Daily Mirror)- National People's Power (NPP) was trying to become the main opposition in the country, Samagi Jana Balawegaya Spokesman and Member of Parliament S. M. Marikar said today.

“What we can gather from the recent visit of NPP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake to India is that his party is trying to become the main opposition in the country,” Marikar told a news briefing.

“We don’t mind NPP becoming the main opposition as we will be in the government when they become the main opposition of this country” he added.

“Anyway, we feel that Dissanayake’s visit to India is a positive move. He must have come back after learning lessons on investments and foreign relations,” the MP also said.

 


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  • joshua Monday, 12 February 2024 11:58 AM

    So what is your issue?? People will decide who will be the opposition and not you

    Nimal Tuesday, 13 February 2024 08:19 AM

    Exactly! We the people decide who will be in Govt. and it won't be SJB that's for sure.

    SJB has Slacken with Infighting’s Tuesday, 13 February 2024 10:18 AM

    Because SJB is lagging behind as you morons are enjoying your privileges

    Voter Monday, 12 February 2024 12:04 PM

    Under NPP government once again you lot will be weak opposition like now…..

    PREM Monday, 12 February 2024 12:34 PM

    Obviously

    Hudson Monday, 12 February 2024 12:47 PM

    Weak opposition?? Where are you living? I thought SJB is a very strong opposition with the amount of work they do as still an opposition. I never seen people meeting opposition leader to get things done before.

    SJB infighting is the Issue Monday, 12 February 2024 03:15 PM

    @hudson - isn’t it obvious SJB has slacked over the months. More interested in fighting

    Prakash Monday, 12 February 2024 12:06 PM

    What is wrong in they becoming the main opposition or governing party? If the people provide the mandate? Are you guys worried that your robbing will come to an end?

    Useless Opposition in Parliament Tuesday, 13 February 2024 10:29 AM

    Absolutely, very obvious they are benefiting even being in opposition

    Cassim Monday, 12 February 2024 12:09 PM

    I think its a small jumping effort.

    Palitha Bandara Monday, 12 February 2024 12:40 PM

    Marikotiya should be tax audited how he got the apartments at JAIC and Havelock city.

    Mizaru Monday, 12 February 2024 12:41 PM

    The JVP is the main opposition at grass root level. The have the backing of the people. The SJB is in disarray. Clowns join the SJB and clowns leaving the SJB. It is in chaos.

    Surain Monday, 12 February 2024 12:42 PM

    Let the people decide

    Kudunika Jarachandra Monday, 12 February 2024 12:43 PM

    Another capital kotiraja pawn who aided the torching of Ranil's house.

    Lanka Shantha Monday, 12 February 2024 12:44 PM

    Wait for the surprise win of NPP. No matter what you people give or say. It is decided.

    Ram Monday, 12 February 2024 12:54 PM

    Marikar must understand that Sajith is a weak candidate. He showed his weakness more when he gave membership to a few who brought Gota down. One must be selective not to take every Tom, Dick

    Siriwardana Monday, 12 February 2024 02:21 PM

    JVP has given thousands of pohottu guys memberships.

    Tak Tik Tuk Monday, 12 February 2024 03:13 PM

    @Siriwardana - Yes, JVP has given membership for some selected good Pohottuwa fellows. Not to every tom-dick and harry like SJB does.

    Lion Monday, 12 February 2024 12:57 PM

    This man is like a drum, it’s deafening sound is unbearable but inside is hollow

    Citizen silva Monday, 12 February 2024 01:20 PM

    Mr. Marrika wait for the elections before you open your big mouth.

    Deen Monday, 12 February 2024 01:22 PM

    Unlike previous elections, pictures of future elections are very clear. Not to worry certainly you all will retain the same position.

    Sambo Monday, 12 February 2024 01:37 PM

    The NPP will be the government and you all will be in the opposition for sure.

    Jabila Monday, 12 February 2024 01:40 PM

    Typical rival inland Thambapanni political legacy since 15th century. Use Dutch against Portugeuse. Now India against China.

    johan Monday, 12 February 2024 01:43 PM

    Our Opposition is very weak.Not practical, But clever in mouth lash and Street Protest. Opposition must need reforms. They can learn from NPP's unity and progress. Moreover they are not thorough with constitutional clauses because of that RW and Rajapakses party twists the constitution clauses and stay in power.They hardly need Lawyers who explains them our constitution.It should not be a DEAD ELEPHANT.

    Gabriella Monday, 12 February 2024 01:43 PM

    I would rather have the SLPP back in government than the SJB. Sajith or Gota ? Gota again; “pretty please.”

    mohan Monday, 12 February 2024 01:52 PM

    So SJB has lost the only position they held- that of the opposition. Now that also has gone to NPP

    Natalie Nanayaka Monday, 12 February 2024 02:00 PM

    They are not trying, they are the next government. Sajith will have to sob in Ranils arms again.

    Cheers Monday, 12 February 2024 02:18 PM

    They are powerful than SJB but not good enough to topple SLPP

    A Monday, 12 February 2024 02:20 PM

    They will be the government

    Hudson Monday, 12 February 2024 02:27 PM

    Weak opposition?? Where are you living, people who say that. Most of them are hardcore JVPIERS or pohottu Ranil backers.I thought SJB is a very strong opposition with the amount of work they do as still an opposition. I never seen people meeting opposition leader to get things done before

    DON'T COUNT YOUR CHICKENS BEFORE THEY ARE HATCHED Monday, 12 February 2024 02:31 PM

    WHAT IS THE AGENDA THE SJB IS TAKING TO THE PEOPLE. ALL TALK AND HYPERTHETICALS NOT GOING TO GET ANY PARTY THE SPOT, MAY END UP WITH A MINORITY GOVERNMENT AND PARTIES CHASING AFTER EACH OTHER TO GET ALIANCES TO JOIN.

    Volker Metzger Monday, 12 February 2024 02:43 PM

    What Marikar is predicting here is simply electoral nonsense!!! If the SJB wants to come into government, it will not do without the NPP!!! The NPP will probably be the strongest party after the election, despite the unsuitable presidential candidate AKD! The SJB, which is running with Premadasa, the weakest candidate in the election and has no real chance of winning, will only play a role in the opposition without a later coalition with the NPP, if at all! The SJB should finally decide to make Sarath Fonseka, by far the best man in this party, their presidential candidate! He can lead the SJB to participate in government!!!

    Ragunath Monday, 12 February 2024 02:49 PM

    Absolutely sure. Many are vying to be the opposition, NPP, SLPP, UNP and SLFP.

    Foot Note Monday, 12 February 2024 02:50 PM

    @Jabila but the sorry state is that those days Dutch military were superior to Portuguese. Today Chinese military superior than India.

    SJB is Chaotic Monday, 12 February 2024 03:19 PM

    SJB days are numbered as commonly commented in the forums lately. Your leadership style, infighting’s, selection of candidates are the issues people have lost faith in your party.

    Surain Monday, 12 February 2024 03:34 PM

    If elected NPP will bring socialism then the country people will learn another bitter lesson big talkers no practical approach RW MR all want NPP everyone know about the deals behind the door

    Abigail Monday, 12 February 2024 04:37 PM

    Can't wait to see NPP leading the government and I would also like to witness the transformation of Sri Lanka to the New Venezuela. A million Rupees will be dumped on the street with no real value of the money. NPP is no different from Hugo Chavez.

    Last chance Monday, 12 February 2024 04:43 PM

    This fool has a big mouth like a Calvert which is used to pass the human waste

    Nimal Monday, 12 February 2024 05:11 PM

    Soon, you will once again be the main opposition.

    Sach Monday, 12 February 2024 05:59 PM

    Sajith is a stronger and a better candidate than Ranil.

    AJ Tuesday, 13 February 2024 07:28 AM

    RW has being trying to split SJB for pieces from very beginning but it’s doubtful now anyone wants to leave bcz elections just round the corner and RW led parties are not popular among people but SF and rajitha and few others rioting within the party to show their importance, but we feel without he or rajitha ,party may be in better form, and strong promises should have give people to counter the rise of NPP. in grass root level, people totally against, perks of parliamentarians, especially due to current economic situation and belief of bankruptcy is politicians baby, when NPP says they will repeal it, 99% floating votes gathered around them,but SJB so far doesn’t have a strong promise to counter it

    Tissa Fernando Tuesday, 13 February 2024 08:06 AM

    SJB say dreaming.


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