SJB, UNP, TNA attend talks initiated by Karu Jayasuriya

By Indika Sri Aravinda

The main opposition Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB), the United National Party (UNP), the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and other opposition political parties attended talks initiated by former Speaker Karu Jayasuriya.

Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa and UNP Deputy Leader Ruwan Wijewardene were among those who attended the talks.

The inaugural conference for an All-Party Coalition of the Opposition organized by the National Movement for a Just Society was held at the Janaki Hotel premises in Colombo.

Speaking to reporters later Wijewardene said that the focus of the new movement is to work against the Government and also address the issues faced by the public.

He said that the opposition political parties have put aside their differences to work together with one goal.

Wijewardene said that the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) was also invited for the talks but it did not attend.

He said he hopes the JVP will attend future talks organised by the National Movement for a Just Society.

Parliamentarian Mano Ganesan said that UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe is also expected to attend future discussions.

He said that the ultimate goal of the opposition is to defeat the Government. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. The architects behind the split of the UNP to enable a SLPP two thirds majority win must be having a good laugh. Not only did they get everything they want from Sri Lanka they also succeeded in removing any remaining intellectual capacity in Sri Lankan governance. Dictators are easily manipulated and convinced to sellout their countries. Added bonus if the dictator crashes the economy too it seems…

  2. Former government is the present opposition and trying to come back in the next election to rule the country again, if democratic process failing in Srilanka better to hand over the parliament to the military for a period of time to rule, at the same time all the politicians joining together staying away from the parliament and point out the mistake of military rulers and stage protests and anti government propagandas please

  3. The last time we had a government that went for a disastrous closed economy the UNP had to take over and set things right! Same situation with the SLPP except this version is exponentially foolish from the last time Sri Lanka tried it! Only the UNP has the skill set to engineer a solution out of this right royal Rajapaksa mess…

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