Thondaman, Douglas back National Government

Thondaman_CICeylon Worker’s Congress (CWC) leader Arumugam Thondaman and Eelam People’s Democratic Party (EPDP) leader Douglas Devananda have extended support to the National Government.

This was announced by Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) General Secretary Duminda Dissanayake at a media conference at the SLFP headquarters today.

He said that talks are being held with other political parties as well to secure their support for the National Government.

Dissanayake said that during the Parliamentary election the public had clearly stated that they support the concept of a National Government.

He said that neither the SLFP nor the UNP could get majority support at the election and this showed that the public wanted what began on January 8 with the election of Maithripala Sirisena as President, to continue.

Dissanayake said that accordingly the SLFP and the UNP had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) recently to work together in a National Government.

Meanwhile, Dissanayake said that the SLFP will celebrate its 64th anniversary on September 2 in Polonnaruwa.

He said that the SLFP continues to be a strong party and the public had shown faith on the SLFP in January by electing common candidate and then SLFP General Secretary Maithripala Sirisena as the President.

Dissanayake also said that the SLFP Central Committee will meet tomorrow and the current political developments will be discussed at that meeting. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. You get what you deserve.
    The estate Tamils voted for Thondman’ s grand father and now the grand son. Their only benefit is that one of them is hob-knobbing with the mighty and enjoying the perks.
    Douglas Devananda is a thug, available to be bribed and to bribe or threaten his electorate. He has succeeded so far but cannot travel among his people without a battery of body guards.
    Wise people throw garbage into the dust bin.

  2. These two opportunistic criminals stuck with Rajapaksa hoping that he would win and now find themselves helpless with no power or positions.

    The arrogant Thondaman did nothing for the estate community all these years and Devananda is a paramilitary thug and murderer. These two should have no place in the yahapalanaya government.

    • Yes ur right these two criminals.did.nothing Tamils.i personally know thondaman lavishly enjoying in the night club and karaoke club spending so much. Of money for girls why can’t the present government look his personal.records.Pls don’t give any. Posts to these monkeys.

    • Fully agree with you. They should have made up their minds before the elections.

      To allow these fellows a place in the sun would be to betray us, who stuck our necks out, at considerable risk. Work with the TNA, and quite a few Up-country Tamils who worked with us at the elections.

  3. What else you can do? Now you may busy with bargaining ministerial portfolios and lucrative positions for your henchmen. UNP must turn to TNA and make an honorable government instead positions for corrupt to save the hardly gained power.

  4. Monkeys jumping ? This is call monkeys are the lawmakers in the country . Before election talk something . After the election doing what’s they want. Free and fair elections . Who lost elected. Coming selected on national list. Who’s mistake .?…???

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