Posted on April 17th, 2018


  1. Unseating Sambandan: This ploy could backfire on JO itself.  This will further alienate JO from the Tamil community.  The TNA will use such a move to obtain the local  and international attention in their favour, blowing out of proportion a rapid protest campaign justifying TNA’s long held view that Prez Mahinda Rajapakse is against Tamils and minorities.    Such NCM will be defeated in the Parliament, with the support of UNP, SLFP, JVP, TNA, SLMC etc.
  2. Grabbing Opposition Leader’s Role: Even if JO wins the NCM,  there will be no guarantee that it will secure the OL’s role.  Prez. Sirisena is a clever politician.  Why did he allow exactly 16  MPs to vote in favour of previous NCM and  leave the cabinet?  Currently TNA also has 16 MPs, that is how it secured the OL’s role.  Under the strict interpretation of the Constitution,  TNA was the second largest party in the parliament as per results of the general election, as a consequence of UNP and SLFP  forming unity government.  JO did not contest the last election as a separate group, they were part of the UPFA, recognized by the Electoral Commission.

So, if JO wins NCM against Sambandan, the SLFP defected group of 16 will be equal with TNA.  SLFP defected group still represent UPFA, not JO.  Prez Sirisena will only need one more MP to join the defected group thus making it 17, to qualify as the second largest parliamentary group representing UPFA, bypassing TNA, thus it will meet the criteria to secure the role of Opposition Leader.

The number 16  was not an accident, but it  had been meticulously worked out by Prez. Sirisena, to his advantage. 

  1. DEMAND DISSOLUTION OF PARLIAMENT: This ought to be the ultimate goal of JO and SLPP.  It is possible that the current parliament may not convene on 8 May at all, using the prorogation, the Prez has the power to dissolve the Parliament.  In a very carefully crafted manner, Prez. Sirisena will try to discharge  Susil Premajante, SB, Dayasiri  and the clan  into the SLPP, prior to nominations.

Mr Basil Rajapakse has worked extremely hard to construct a political base for SLPP, from bottom up.  MR loyal Organisers are waiting to the contest the General Election and they should not be let down by accommodating discarded parachuters.

The country demand the return of Prez Mahinda Rajapakse, with his new team. Those who attacked and insulted MR in the past, should not have any place in the SLPP movement.  The country demand not just the return of Prez Mahinda Rajapakse.  It is demanding a team of uncorrupt, loyal, hardworking and educated team of new faces  of men and women  who commit to protect the People, Culture, Religion, Language and the Country at any cost.


  1. SA Kumar Says:

    (4) SLFP, UNP to sign a new MoU to work together

  2. Christie Says:

    The only solution is to bring in a No Confidence Motion against the Indian Government Agent Sirisena.

    Win or loose it will be a winner.

  3. Dilrook Says:

    I don’t think Basil and GL (SLPP leaders) did anything much to help SLPP win. It was done by JO MPs supported by the disasters of this government. SLPP heavily campaigned for a “protest vote” against the government. There is no need to do much to win a protest vote especially against a disastrous regime that gets everything wrong.

    LG election outcome must not be based on to approach a presidential election! If it were a presidential election, Sirisena camp would have won bigger than 2015. Mahinda camp lost 2% and Sirisena camp gained 2%.

    It is important to credit where it is truely due to propel SLPP to 2019 presidential election victory. Those who got 2015 wrong cannot get it right in 2019.

  4. aloy Says:

    It appears that MR has not learnt anything from the happenings of the past. If he tries to join the band wagon with JVP for a 20th amendment, he will show the citizen that he is a selfish man. MS will dissolve the parliament and it will be difficult for him to convince the people again that he is a patriot. Majority of Sri Lankans know that it is an executive president who can be trusted to keep the country safe at difficult times. He himself did it when he was the prez. Majority of parliamentarians can be swayed by various means as evidenced by the NCM.

  5. charithsls Says:

    Agree with what alloy says, the EP should be protected. The separatist parties will be rejoicing at this prospect. Once it becomes a PM only system, the TNA becomes again the kingmaker as it has been doing all along previously. The SLPP should think of the country over MR here. Hope Champika will help to run a campaign to protect it if the SLPP is going to think only of MR. The party has to think beyond MR here.

  6. charithsls Says:

    How right my view was, today Hon Wijedasa Rajapaksha has given a scathing attack on the proposal for scrapping the EP telling the same point as the minority parties will reign supreme then. It is a blessing him & Champika etc in the UNP camp hopefully the UNP will reject any proposal if the JVP & SLPP bring this up.

  7. SA Kumar Says:


    We-Tamil also want EP , with out EP Hon MR(DA Rajapaksha family) We-Demila still lived in Vanni with out seeing Jaldevi in our life time !!!!

  8. Fran Diaz Says:

    The JO need not need much to oust todays UNP led by RW !
    RW always digs the UNP grave …. effortlessly.

  9. Fran Diaz Says:

    Read as “need not do much to oust … “.

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