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UNP should stop harassing SJB members if talks are to commence: Tissa A


24 August 2020 11:42 pm - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


United National Party (UNP) should stop harassing the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) members if a discussion is to take place for a merger, SJB National Organizer Tissa Attanayake said today.

Mr. Attanayake was referring to the decision of the UNP to expel certain local government members who had supported SJB.

“We hope to file legal action to obtain injunction orders to stop the expulsion of local government (LG) members who are supporting SJB. Also we would like to emphasise that UNP should stop harassing the SJB members if talks on the merger are to commence,” Mr. Attanayake said today.

“The SJB Leader had clearly stated that the UNP could join SJB as one of its allies and go with the telephone symbol. However the grand old party should resolve its leadership issue first. UNP should realise the signal given by the people at the last general elections,” he added.

On a different note the SJB National Organiser said that shortcomings of the19th Amendment should be rectified, but the legislation should not be totally repealed. “We understand that there are issues pertaining to the independence of certain commissions such as the election commission. These should be rectified through a dialogue without repealing it. Also he questioned as to why the government wants to repeal the 19th Amendment if it is planning to introduce a new constitution. (Yohan Perera)


  Comments - 5

  • LANKAN Tuesday, 25 August 2020 02:30 AM

    This man is a bad omen to any party. He should leave SJB.

    Sajith Kanu Tuesday, 25 August 2020 07:14 AM

    Any talks with UNP should be subjected RW to vacate and other robbers should get out, not otherwise.

    Don Derick Tuesday, 25 August 2020 07:17 AM

    Better not to merge, why should SJB join with garbage and rotten eggs and dirt themselves. Never merge, never.

    Joshua Tuesday, 25 August 2020 07:50 AM

    Talk of a merger should commence only after Ranil steps down. Otherwise he will eat the SJB also

    Dora Tuesday, 25 August 2020 03:01 PM

    UNP is history. There is nothing to merge... Karu is too old and will not be able to capture the new generations.. the old generation UNP die hard society is dead and gone or on their way out

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