16 June, 2024


Left Front’s Jayampathy Wickremeratne Was On UPFA National List

United Left Front (ULF) Chairman Dr. Jayampathy Wickremeratne’s name being listed as a possible National List MP of the UPFA was reported in the Sunday Times.

Dr. Jayampathy Wickremeratne PC

Dr. Jayampathy Wickremeratne PC

This is how their Political Editor responded to the statement issued by the ULF: “The Presidential Secretariat did ask Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, the General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) to include the name of Jayampathy Wickremeratne in the UPFA National List. 

“As made clear in the political commentary in the Sunday Times, “the list is awaiting approval.”

“The Sunday Times learnt that his name was left out in the final list formulated on Sunday (tonight). It will be publicized today.

“Mr Wickramaratne confirmed last night that his name was in the UPFA National List. He said he did not wish his name to be placed since former President Mahinda Rajapaksa was given UPFA nomination.”

When Colombo Telegraph asked, Jayampathy Wickramaratne said; “Maitripala Sirisena had sugegsted my name earlier, but how can I be in Mahinda Rajapaksa’s list”

However in a statement Wickeremnaratne yesterday said; “The United Left Front (ULF) which was formed by sections of the Lanka Sama Samaja Party, the Communist Party of Sri Lanka and the Democratic Left Front that supported the Common Candidate, Maitripala Sirisena, at the last Presidential elections has decided to align itself with the section of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party that is opposed to the candidature of Mahinda Rajapaksa.

“Accordingly, while maintaining its separate political identity, the United Left Front will contest the forthcoming Parliamentary elections under the umbrella of the United National Front for Good Governance in order to consolidate the victory of 08 January and prevent the re-emergence of the authoritarian regime that the people of Sri Lanka defeated.

“Keerthi Kariyawasam, member of the Western Provincial Council, will contest from the Kalutara District while Dr. Jayampathy Wickramaratne and Raja Uswetakeiyawa will be on the national list of the United National Front for Good Governance.”

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  • 8

    they all are dishonest. Their left, right or anything else is for their upliftment.

    Media is no different.

    As long as they get free laptops, interest free car loans, and money they write to any side.

    Journalists are corrupt too.

  • 3

    Prof Nalin de Silva was also on the National List of the UPFA but he also withdrew.

  • 1

    Wickramaratahana is politician cum advice on constitutional matters to ex-President CBK and current President MS.

    Which this that of wicks the man political original roots goes back to age of LSSP Trotskyism school of theology, which has nothing do with Marxist-Leninist outlook of Dialectic Materialism.
    Trotskyism is save for reactionary class of UNP, since its politics into being 1935 day of foundation of LSSP.

    Wickramaratahana, the man belief that democracy of Western is basically a Western notion with European and US origin is widespread one, and it does have some apparent plausibility, despite its being ultimately a wrong and superficial diagnosis.

    How CB governor bond pre-arrange party transection, it purchased the bond from PT at a higher price. What is Trotskyist Wicks has to say about good governances? All types of Trotskyist are bunch of political corrupted politicians of like Jayampathi Wick, who is typically in their nature which is an enemy of majority voters.

    They (LSSP) are political opportunist, had been history of betray of Working class since 1964 join SLFP led by SRB rule. Nowadays Wick of Trotskyist-LSSP is become lackey and servant of US and Indian-RAW and defended UNP- Ranil led Junta regime.

    Member of UNP national list will awarded him as reward of split Island of Sri Lanka for Eealm state.

    • 0

      I agree with you Nimal.

      The Sri Lankan leftists, be they old leftists or the new leftists like the JVPers, are a disgrace to the leftist movement. They cannot stand on their own and the popular support for the Sri Lankan leftists have evaporated.

      See what JVP is doing now. They are more aligned to uncle sam’s stooges UNP than to the left of centre party SLFP.

  • 2

    Left politics is dead and these guys have no future other than coming through a national list of a larger party.

    Also these guys will canvass to get the minimum threshold from 5% to 3 % or even 1% so that these guys can get elected to parliament and enjoy privileges including pensions.

  • 0

    If you are a left you have to have taken training on Gymnastics, Somersault, Kung-Fu and other essentials life saving techniques. He had learned some from the examples of the master artist Vasu, yet all are only in theories. With this election, he will have his “practicals”(like in the olden days H.S.C practical test at Pradenia) certified too.

    If Old King is not ok for him, how about Ranil Mahata?

    Who are these “United National Front for Good Governance”?; another Royals De Nova?

    Is so far nobody has invented any pesticide strong enough to these mosquitoes flying left and right sounding ” Ngeeee ngeee ngeee”.?

    Unless he had saved the Old King in the last election and get him Heli to go as far Hambanttota, would he be remaining from the hand of the west? It was a master plot of the Sinhala Intellectuals saving the old King from ICC.

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