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Sajith, the better option for UNP: Nalin Bandara

25 August 2020 08:22 pm - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Appointing Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa as the new leader of United National Party (UNP) will be a better option than appointing former speaker Karu Jayasuriya to the post, SJB Kurunegala District MP Nalin Bandara Jayamaha said today.

He told a news conference that the general election result is an indication that people see him as an alternative to the government. "This feat was achieved by the SJB even without a constitution and without proper office bearers,” the MP said and added that currently there was none in the UNP who is capable of taking over the leadership.

“The SJB has not personal issues with Mr. Jayasuriya but it is best for him to uphold his reputation instead of spoiling it by talking over the UNP,” he said.

MP Mujibur Rahaman said his party was ready to support any new constitution which ensures democracy. “There is no point in amending certain clauses of the constitution in a hurry if the government is planning to bring in a new constitution,” he said.

The MP asked the government to explain its concept of one country, one law. “There is only one criminal law and civil law. There is also one Constitution which is common to everyone. Other laws such as the Muslim law are more less laws which are practiced by people belonging to one ethnic group. Therefore what does the government mean with one country one law,” he said. (Yohan Perera)


  Comments - 5

  • Buruwa Wednesday, 26 August 2020 07:33 AM

    Not the WISE one!!!

    Bhatiya Siriwardena Wednesday, 26 August 2020 07:39 AM

    There can't be a seperate law for different ethnicities. Simple as that. We must March forward not backword. I voted for SJB but support this one law policy.

    Prem Nalin Wednesday, 26 August 2020 08:15 AM

    Mr.Ruwan Wijewardana is the best person for the post.

    Tammy Jayawardena Wednesday, 26 August 2020 01:34 PM

    Oh not Sajith for UNP. He can't have aliya.

    Pronto Thursday, 27 August 2020 11:53 AM

    Aiyo Aiyo! I pity the pathetic situ of this Grand Old Party!

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