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Colombo, Nov.30 (Daily Mirror) - Former Minister of Sports Roshan Ranasinghe has been invited to join the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) but he will not be the common opposition candidate, an SJB MP yesterday said scoffing speculations in political circles.

“ Roshan Ranasinghe has been invited to join the SJB but we will not change the original decision to field Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa as the common opposition candidate,” SJB MP Harshana Rajakaruna said in response to a question raised by journalists,

“SJB does not have a policy of getting outsiders to contest for the presidency,” he said.

Asked as to why Mr. Premadasa did not contest for the presidency in Parliament last year, the MP said the former heeded to a request made by the group led by MP Dullas Alahapperuma. “Our leader heeded to a request made by other opposition groups to back MP Alahapperuma and also he did not have enough votes in the House to become the President at that time,” he said in this regard.

Also MP Rajakaruna proposed that both Presidential and general elections should be held on the same day after making necessary amendments to the constitution.


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  • Gihan Thursday, 30 November 2023 11:26 AM

    Led up the garden path. Must be very disappointed. Good for him who got carried away and lost his head.

    Daya weerasinghe Thursday, 30 November 2023 12:15 PM

    When one does not know where he/she is coming from one does not know where he/she is going. Ni more cameras,mics glamour.Back to square one.

    German Thursday, 30 November 2023 12:30 PM

    Do the political parties have manifests/ party programmes at all? What do people vote for? For liberal, socialist etc. ideas? How can politicians jump from one party to another?

    Ah Thursday, 30 November 2023 02:10 PM

    SP cause for his sacking i presume. Stick to one party but obey the incumbent President whoever he is. Mujibur quit to become Mayor. Now Roshan didnt respect president. Both i think learnt bitter lessons.

    Tissa Fernando Thursday, 30 November 2023 08:57 PM

    Roshan pumped up dead missiles fired by Sajith and ended up getting hurt. Political immaturity.

    Buddhist Thursday, 30 November 2023 09:58 PM

    Roshan should be appointed as the Minister of Sports under Sajith.


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