Speaker declares ITAK leader Sampanthan as opposition leader in Parliament

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Sep 03, 2015 (LBO) – Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has declared ITAK group leader R.Sampanthan as the opposition leader of the 8th Parliament.

The speaker reveled Parliament that the UPFA has not forwarded any name for the post of the opposition leader.

Meanwhile the motion to increase the Cabinet Ministerial posts up to 48 is to be presented to the Parliament today.

It has also been decided to increase the number of Ministers who are not Cabinet Ministers and the number of Deputy Ministers up to 45.

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Hiran
Hiran
6 years ago

Dear Mr. R.Sampanthan ,
Please remember that you need to represent the whole country. Not Just North and East ; in your endeavors as Opposition Leader. Wishing you good luck !

Jehan
Jehan
6 years ago

A party that polled just 6% votes representing the 55% polled by the total opposition. Mockery of democracy is continuing.

Chan Wee
Chan Wee
6 years ago
Reply to  Jehan

ur barking up the wrong tree.
who is responsible for it? them or speaker ? NO !!!
its the rubbish SLFP , who still can’t unite as a party and try to do what they were elected for. Its all self interest once u get a place in diyawanna hotel.
the speaker can only consider the names nominated; if SLFP did not nominate a name and if JVP did not nominate a name there is no contest!!!

Jehan
Jehan
6 years ago
Reply to  Chan Wee

correct. I don’t surely blame TNA or speakder for this but who are master minding the regime change exercise. As the president of UPFA president Sirisena had promised to pass the letter signed by 56 or so UPFA members to the speaker and quite predictably did not do so. You have to understand that independent UPFA members have their work cutout because president Sirisena controls the UPFA executive committee using his defeated cronies.

Prasad
Prasad
6 years ago

Indian wanted it. Indian had it.

Giabao
Giabao
6 years ago

Dont forget the fact that TNA “prostituted” their self-conscience when they supported SF during previous presidential election. They backed the same person who led the war which according to them resulted in a tamil genocide.

Lalith
Lalith
6 years ago
Reply to  Giabao

Come on that strategy proved to be correct. The strategy was to have two heroes of the majority community fight each other to get their votes split in half. The moment the Sinhalese votes splits Ranil wins. That was a genious move by UNP and TNA.