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No opposition leader post for Mahinda while Yahapalanaya exists!

After the Local Government election victory, although the Podu Jana Peramuna and the Joint Opposition had made several statements to the media claiming that rightfully they should be given the post of Opposition Leader, they have not made a written request from the Speaker so far, it is reported.

Under the current circumstances, if they are to receive that position,
the MPs connected with the Joint Opposition should leave the UPFA and sit as a separate group in the opposition.

Otherwise, the UPFA has to leave the government.

If not, Mahinda Rajapaksa would not receive the post of Opposition Leader. On a prior occasion too the Joint Opposition had made this request, but due to this legal hitch their attempt was futile.

The Joint Opposition wants a general election!

The Joint Opposition who contested the LG election under the Podu Jana Peramuna are aiming at getting the opportunity to have a general election called, political analysts noted.

Accordingly, they are planning a series of public rallies seeking that the government respect the public’s opinion and wish and hold a general election. The first of this series of rallies is scheduled for March 06.

In addition a series of protests and public rallies are scheduled to be organised countrywide under the leadership of Basil Rajapaksa.

For this purpose a committee has been appointed comprising Joint Opposition members Mahindananda Aluthgamage, Dallas Alahapperuma, Rohitha Abeygunawardena, Gamini Lokuge and Johnston Fernando.

Mahinda Rajapaksa is expected to participate in all of these public rallies.