13 SLPP Parliamentarians including Chairman G. L. Peiris became independent in Parliament
The Chairman of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Professor G.L. Peiris said that 13 SLPP parliamentarians have decided to sit in the opposition as an Independent Group.
MPs Dullas Alahapperuma, Attorney-at-Law Dilan Perera, Dr. Nalaka Godahewa, Professor Charitha Herath, Professor Channa Jayasumana, K. P. S. Kumarasiri, Dr. Gunapala Rathnasekara, Attorney-at-Law Udayana Kirindigoda, Dr. Upul Galappatti, Dr. Thilak Rajapaksa, Attorney-at-Law Wasantha Yapa, and Lalith Ellawala, have decided to join with SLPP Chairman Professor. G. L. Peiris.
Professor G. L. Peiris, the Chairman of the SLPP making a special statement in Parliament today (August 31) said they are of the view that establishing a strong political force is a timely requirement considering the pledges given to the public.
“Sri Lanka is facing a series of crises, including the economic, social, and political crises. This is nothing new to Sri Lanka. We have managed to face everything including the civil conflict, the Tsunami, and the COVID-19 pandemic,” he told the house.
He said during all those periods Sri Lanka had the strength of a strong parliament that represented the mandate of the people.
“Unfortunately, today we do not have that strength,” he told the house.
The MP said there is a clear disparity on what the people want and what is represented in the parliament.
He said the promises and pledges made to the people back in 2020 ahead of the Parliamentary Elections, are not being fulfilled.
“The SLPP supporters’ aspirations have been destroyed,” he said, adding that the government is doing the complete opposite of what it promised during the election campaign.
The SLPP Chairman said that the social contract between the people and their elected representatives is a core factor in Parliamentary Democracy, and it is paramount to exist in the parliament.
“If that social contract is eroding or is destroyed, the democratic way of life cannot be revived,” he warned.
He said if the people want an election, that right must be ensured by calling for an election, adding that withholding that right in fear of defeat is unacceptable.
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Dear Prof Pieris,
You are in Parliament not as an elected MP but as a SLPP National List nominee.
If you, as the Chairman of the SLPP, cannot agree with its leadership and policies, it is best you quit Parliament and contest for a parliamentary position as an independent in the next elections.
Please demonstrate positive leadership as an example to other politicians who are far below your intellectual capacity.
Like crabs in the pot dancing until water start to boil, these guys (ie. all the traditional party MPs and the leaders) in the parliament will continue their pantomime until the next election arrives bringing disaster to everybody and the country. These guys in the parliament except few, have no idea the suffering of the people in the country and that their actions hamper anything being done to alleviate the situation. Whoever like it or not, at the next election the JVP will be voted in with more than 4/5th or all the seats except in the North and East, and all these goons will be killed and hung in street lampposts by the angry public and the mob. Once the route to the ports and the airports are blocked by the mob their fate will be sealed. There will be no internationally accepted or experienced politicians to negotiate with institutes like the IMF in the new government being born out of voters’ overwhelming anger and the people will have to survive with what they have within the country and SL will be like another Somalia. If anything, the current level of crimes in the country should be an eye opener for these donkeys. There will soon be the point the police going to be overwhelmed by the sheer number of crimes being committed and lose control.
Indra, I fully agree with your assessment. True about Somalia, but I would say what awaits for SL is going to be more like what happened in Cambodia when the extremist-communist Khmer Rouge took power in 1975. To get any idea of what awaits people like GLP and others in SLPP, and definitely others in SJB, UNP, etc. too, just view the documentary Killing Fields. There are many idiotic middle-class ‘Colombians’ also today who are blindly supporting these radical communist/marxist/leftist in SL today without realizing what’s going to be in store for them when that ‘peasants power’ takes over…indeed that’s what the middle class in Cambodia too did and the result was over 2 Million Cambodians dying from orchestrated killings and starvation! A preview of that horrific mayhem that awaits us was recently seen with the violent ‘aragalayas’ in action, with total freedom, all over SL.
Yes. I agree. I have likened the time under a JVP government to that of Pol Pot time. Somalia was in reference to food and suffering. We have seen how the county’s police and the army became completely ineffective in protecting lives, government property, law during the 48-72 hours Aragalaya labelled wearing hooligans and insurrectionists took to the streets.
The JVP has no policy; we do not know what they stand for.
Most leaders issue empty talk; yeah, ‘saving the people’, ‘caring for people’. They are similar to ModaDasa who thrives on tax-payer funded handouts while building his own, personal empires.
Guys (JVP leaders including the smiley lady), tell us how you propose to do it.
Jailing all the corrupt will not bring wealth to the Nation.
JVP leadership (bankrupt) continues to toe the line of their long-lost, illustrious leader.