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Appoints 12 members to Parliamentary Select Committee

Twelve members have been appointed to the Parliamentary Select Committee under the chairmanship of the Speaker. Dinesh Gunawardena Johnston Fernando Douglas Devananda Dallas Alahapperuma Wimal Weerawansa Prasanna Ranatunga Lakshman Kiriella Gayantha Karunatilake Rauf Hakeem Vijitha Herath Selvam Adaikalanathan Have been appointed for this purpose.

Dullas Alahapperuma

Prez orders to release Sinhala, Tamil translations of bond report: Dullas

President Maithripala Sirisena had instructed the relevant authorities to release the Tamil and Sinhala translations of the report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) into the Central Bank Bond scam within two weeks, UPFA MP Dallas Alahapperuma said today. He told a news conference held at the parliament complex that the debate on the …

Dullas Alahapperuma

JO issues early apology over inconveniences

The Joint Opposition group has issued an apology to the public in advance, owing to the possible inconvenience as a result of the ‘Jana Balaya Kolambata’ protest organised in Colombo tomorrow. Speaking at a media breifing this morning Parliamentarian Dullas Alahapperuma said the group is standing in solidarity with the people against the actions of …

Dullas Alahapperuma

Govt tapping phones of selected individuals?

The Joint Opposition charges the government of tapping the phones of selected individuals. Speaking at a media briefing this morning Parliamentarian Dullas Alahapperuma said such actions are unconstitutional. MP Alahapperuma stressed the government banned transitions at the TNL Polgahawela tower adding the conflict is at its peak. The Parliamentarian noted even though the government speak …

Dullas Alahapperuma

Current govt. was born in the fire and will burn to death in fire – Dullas

The country is in a mess because of the 19th Constitutional Amendment and the current government should take responsibility for it, says Joint Opposition MP Dinesh Gunewardena. He said this at press conference held in Colombo, today (13). He stated that the units which protect law and order of the government have been unable to …

Dullas Alahapperuma

‘JO must be acknowledged as official opposition’

United Peoples Freedom Alliance Parliamentarian Dullas Alahapperuma says a decision has been reached to call for the Speaker of House to acknowledge the Joint Opposition as the official Opposition in Parliament.

Speaking at a media briefing in Colombo MP Alahapperuma said the Joint Opposition has claimed a majority at the 2018 Local Authority Election.

The MP addressed the Speaker on the request the Joint Opposition made three years ago to be accepted as the official Opposition in Parliament.

MP Alahapperuma recalled the Speaker claiming the Joint Opposition were still with the United Peoples Freedom Alliance in the first year and therefore it could not be considered.

The MP claimed the Joint Opposition voted against the Budget and had then told him to accept them as the Opposition however they weren’t accepted.

The Parliamentarian said the Joint Opposition have proven their majority now that they’ve faced an election, claiming that the speaker has to accept their request.

MP Alahapperuma further remarked according to the results of the 2018 Local Authority Election, the Sri Lanka Freedom Party led by President Maithripala Sirisena and the United Peoples Freedom Alliance have suffered massive defeats.

The MP said the people’s mandate has several faces pointing out that the had President lost in his own district.

MP Alahapperuma also pointed out that except for four Cabinet Ministers, all other Cabinet Ministers lost in their wards and with the exception of two State Ministers all other State Ministers lost in their wards as well.

The MP continued to point out that all district leaders, the SLFP and UPFA General Secretaries lost their wards and the district and wards organised by Chandrika Bandaranayke also lost.

The Parliamentarian said the state of the loss is evident and concluded saying the Executive President of the country only gained 16% of the total vote.

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