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The United National Party (UNP) today said its May Day rally was one of the most successful rallies ever in the history and that it had proved the majority of people were with the UNP.

UNP General Secretary and Minister Kabir Hashim said the number of participants at the UNP rally had exceeded the number of participants took part in all other May Day rallies organised by other political parties and trade unions.

“We are labelled as a government with the minority seats in Parliament, but it was proved that the majority of the country’s people were with us. That is the power of the UNP. We were able to elect two average citizens- Ranasinghe Premadasa and Maithripala Sirisena as the Presidents of the country,” he told a news conference.

Commenting on the 20th Amendment to the Constitution, he said the minority parties had different opinions on the electoral reforms and that the next general elections would mostly be held under the present electoral system.

“We are committed to enact the 20th Amendment and we are optimistic that we will be able to come to an agreement on the reforms within the next ten days. However, because of practical issues implementing the new system, the next election would also most likely be held under the present system,” he said. (Lahiru Pothmulla)


  Comments - 21

  • peiris Tuesday, 05 May 2015 03:41 PM


    cyril n Monday, 04 May 2015 03:50 PM

    UNP should capitalise on the mass support and build up a strong voter base at next parliamentary elections. Lethargy and taken for granted shoul nit be allowed to creep in.

    cyril n Monday, 04 May 2015 03:50 PM

    UNP should capitalise on the mass support and build up a strong voter base at next parliamentary elections. Lethargy and taken for granted shoul nit be allowed to creep in.

    Damien Monday, 04 May 2015 03:52 PM

    You must be joking sir.!!!

    Nimal Silva Monday, 04 May 2015 04:18 PM

    Must be dreaming.

    Lanka Watch Tuesday, 05 May 2015 01:03 AM

    Building castles in the air without base

    Thetruthseekeer Monday, 04 May 2015 04:36 PM

    The Truth is the UNP is powerful now and it is not the fault of Mahendran for the Bond issue

    Jay Monday, 04 May 2015 04:42 PM

    Mahendran is not a thief. You and your blue party leaders of the previous regime were master criminals,

    Kelaniya Some Monday, 04 May 2015 04:49 PM

    Over joy with the numbers of buses

    Arjuna Monday, 04 May 2015 05:09 PM

    You lot is not even supposed to be in through the back door (thanks to MS).....nobody wants you loosers...get the hell out of here and stop pandering the white man. stop selling our country !!

    Sincere Tuesday, 05 May 2015 11:53 AM

    Do the overestimation with caution please without becoming lotus eaters!

    Lenard Monday, 04 May 2015 05:32 PM

    we saw the CTB buses and drunk party members. It was a shame.

    Jeff Monday, 04 May 2015 05:37 PM

    He is not a joker. he is an efficient secretary who was able to organise the longest May Day Rally. Tissa is the real joker.

    Abraham Fernández Monday, 04 May 2015 05:40 PM

    I would say the UNPers used the buses, but they paid the money for the service unlike the Rajapakas, they treated the public service like slaves.

    Helaya Monday, 04 May 2015 06:13 PM

    People like UNP because they will give Kosovo type separate state soon in SL

    Lib Monday, 04 May 2015 06:15 PM

    if so Ranil could have won the presidential election no?

    suna Monday, 04 May 2015 07:22 PM

    Can be maida, s fends.

    TONY Monday, 04 May 2015 07:52 PM


    CED Tuesday, 05 May 2015 02:05 PM

    New era begins

    Nims Monday, 04 May 2015 02:33 PM

    Good luck!! may all your dreams come true and keep protecting the Bank thief Mahendran

    Nims Tuesday, 05 May 2015 10:16 AM

    My reply to Thetruthseeker, Jay and Lanka Watch: I have never been a supporter of MR. If you can return to archives and see my feedback left to the gang of thieves in the previous government. They were corrupted and that was the reason why the voters got rid of them. Remember if Ranil defend this bank robber and his SIL he to will face the same fate soon. Write this in your diaary today.

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