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I defended our senior MPs - UNP MP Harin Fernando

Q: You are well known among the UNP parliamentarian as one who expresses clear views in public statements regarding your party. But you had also got stamped with the identity of being a quick tempered person. How do you see these things especially regarding the incident in the House on Budget day?
I am the youngest among the UNP Parliamentarians and I take this opportunity to thank the voters of the Badulla District in electing me to Parliament.... MORE


JVP rebels to form new left front - MP Ajith Kumara

Q. What is the current position of the rift within the JVP?
As you know the problems had been going on for a while. We wanted reforms within the party, as the party leadership had moved away from the original ideology of the JVP when it was started. Today, the leadership has moved towards neo-liberalism. This was not the ideology of our founder leader Rohana Wijeweera.
They should have addressed the issue internally without talking about it with outsiders. But, it is a shame that it has come out like this. MORE


Opposition interrupted Presidentís address

Q: What really took place in the parliament when the budget speech was being delivered by President Rajapaksa the other day?
I have been given special mention about that incident but it was very clear that the Opposition were continuing to interrupt the Presidentís speech. That was not the correct thing to do. The Opposition should have first listened to the budget speech and if they had any criticism they should have done it when their turn came to join the budget debate. They did not recognise him as the leader of the country. MORE