John Amaratunga ready to retire and have a drink

By Indika Sri Aravinda

Former United National Party (UNP) Parliamentarian John Amaratunga says he is ready to retire from politics, relax and have a drink.

Amaratunga told Colombo Gazette he hopes the UNP will nominate him to Parliament through the only National List slot of the party.

However, he said that if he is not nominated he is prepared to retire from politics.

“If I am not nominated through the National List there is nothing left for me to do but to return home,” he said.

The UNP did not win a single seat in Parliament but has one National List slot.

The party has not yet named a member to fill the slot and there is speculation party leader Ranil Wickremesinghe might be nominated.

Amaratunga said that as the most senior member of the UNP he deserves the National List slot.

However, he said that if he is not given the slot there is nothing more to do than go home, eat, drink and sleep.

Amaratunga said that he has no hopes of contesting again and winning an election. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. John you are a jerk and shame on you still looking to enter parliament. I am ashamed to say that you were the Tourism minister which tarnished the beauty of Sri Lanka.

  2. Ayyo, uncle did you realize your impotence only now? Better late than never you realized this. Please have a drink and sink your sorrows! Why not, please invite your Leader also to join you.

  3. Sir you all should have done this may be 20 years back.
    Our country would have been.better off.
    Thanks to God at least u woke up now.

    God bless you sir for this.

    Good luck Sir

  4. The gumption of these guys to think we give a least tell a lie..god knows most of you have been doing it all your lives..and tell us if you were given the national list seat these are the things you want to do to help the people ..

  5. Good ! If only the rest of the “dead-wood” from the other parties would join you, the nation might make some progress.

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