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Saturday, 22 August 2015 - 19:20
Susil regrets not appointing essential representatives of coalition parties to the UPFA national list
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Former General Secretary of the UPFA MP Susil Premajayantha expressed his regrets on not having the essential representatives of the coalition parties elected to the national list.

Releasing a communiqué, the MP stated that he had to act according to a court order which he received 2 days prior to the Election Day.

However, he also extended his gratitude to everyone who voted to secure 95 seats for the UPFA, denoting that the alliance achieved the result by contesting with all coalition parties.

The national list of the UPFA was handed over to the Election Commissioner with the signature of MP Susil Premajayantha.

Meanwhile, Somaweera Chandrasiri who was nominated for the national list from the UPFA coalition party MEP, paid his homage to the Pattini Devale this evening and conducted a coconut breaking ritual.

The ritual was committed for not appointing the nominated representatives of the coalition parties to the national list.

  

Leader of Pivithuru Hela Urumaya MP Udaya Gammanpila expressed his views regarding certain coalition parties not being nominated for the national list.

  

The UPFA nominated the national list MPs yesterday, which included 7 representatives who lost after contesting the General Election.

5 persons who were included in the nomination list which was handed over to the Election Commissioner prior to the Election, have been included in this national list.

Accordingly, the defeated candidates who were entered in the national list are Vijith Wijayamuni Soyza, S.B. Dissanayake, Mahinda Samarasinghe, Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena, Thilanga Sumathipala, Angajan Ramanadan, and M.L.A.M. Hisbullah.

In addition, Doctor Sarath Amunugama, Dilan Perera, Malith Jayathilake, Faizer Musthafa, A.H.M. Fowzie have been nominated for the national list.

However, it is noteworthy that former MPs who were previously nominated to the list including Professor G.L. Pieris, DEW Gunasekara, Professor Tissa Vitharana, Tissa Attanayake, J. Sri Rangaa, Reginald Cooray, Jeewan Kumaranatunga, Tiran Allas and Professor Rajiv Wijesinghe have not been nominated for the national list.

UNP too handed over their national list comprising 13 representatives to the Election Commissioner yesterday.

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