Ranil playing double game, says Sajith
Dissident UNP MP Sajith Premadasa, on Tuesday (25) alleged that those who visited Gen. Sarath Fonseka at the Welikada prison were secretly pushing for the war veteran’s detention.
An irate Premadasa accused UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe of playing a double game at the expense of a war hero, whereas he (Premadasa) would never do that.
The Hambantota District MP was reacting to an allegation by Dr. Jayalath Jayawardena that an aide to Premadasa identified as Lal Perera had defamed him and his family at a recent media conference.
Gampaha District MP Jayawardena raised the issue at a meeting of the UNP parliamentary group in Parliament before the commencement of sittings on Wednesday.
Jayawardena alleged that Lal Perera had worked for Premadasa as his Media Secretary. Moneragala District MP Ranjith Maddumabandara said that Premadasa shouldn’t be dragged into a personal dispute.
Sources said that Premadasa had claimed that it was Wickremesinghe, who had brought Lal Perera to the Jathika Sevaka Sangamaya and then given him an opportunity to contest the last presidential poll in January 2010 as an independent candidate. Premadasa had gone on to allege that Perera was asked to undermine Gen. Fonseka’s campaign, though the UNP purportedly threw its weight behind the former army commander, sources said.
Wickremesinghe didn’t respond to Premadasa’s allegations.
Premadasa recently secured the post of Co-Deputy Leader and Deputy Opposition Leader after reaching an understanding with the leadership, though a fresh battle erupted over the denial of the post of the National Organiser to Madduma Bandara.
The Wickremesinghe camp said that the Premadasa faction should take the blame for causing the latest altercation. Responding to a query by The Island, sources said that Lal Perera had targeted Dr. Jayawardena at the behest of Premadasa, who was now making an attempt to undermine the party leadership. Sources said that a section of the electronic
media had telecast Lal Perera’s statement slamming Jayawardena and his family.
Meanwhile, the Premadasa group was readying to call a public meeting at the Dr. N. M. Perera auditorium in Ruwanwella on June 4 to step up pressure on the leadership, sources said.
The dissidents will also hold meetings at Polonnaruwa, Anuradhapura, Galle and Matara over the next few weeks, with several leading Opposition MPs and activists pledging their support. Among those expected to address the gatherings are Premadasa, Dayasiri Jayasekera, Imthiaz Bakeer Markar, Buddhika Pathirana, Talatha Atukorale, Ranjith Madduma Bandara, Rukman Senanayake and Rosy Senanayake.
Courtesy: The Island
SP and the UNP dissidents are groping in the dark. They had their chance of calling for a leadership change and electing SP. But SP backed out as he was a coward and shaking in his legs. He gave way to RW to remain leader uncontested. He is now sniping at RW from the back. He is unable to confront him face to face, as he has no backbone. He is a puswedilla.
Let us not forget this man enriched himself through corruption and was also famed as ‘nidan hora’. What expertise does he have to be a formidable and capable leader? He never will be a leader of the stature of Hon Mahinda Rajapaksa. Let us not forget the great blunders his father made as president. RP was also a stooge of imperial West. He ordered the surrender of 600 STF to the LTTE in Baticaloa and they were promptly massacred. It was genocide. It was a war crime. But RP as president at the time was totally silent. He was a coward, a traitor who betrayed motherland and the defence forces. He is the idiot who praised LTTE leader and even contemplated appointing him Commander of our army. What cras idiocy! RP gifted LTTE weapons galore and money to fight Indian army. When the IPKF pulled out the LTTE used the very weapons the idiot RP gave them against SL defence forces.
Now his son who has little education and politcal statesmanship wants to be the leader of UNP and eventually President. He can wait till doomsday!
,sajith I am suggesting you to join with the present governmant because you have more future prespect than with UNP and ranil.
UNP, JVP, DNP okkoma pal wechcha kabbo tikai, naaki tikai kaalakanni haththa maragena iwara wena ekai dan janatha pathuma..!
if unp want to come to power again ranil must out from leadership otherwise he should expel from the party.
Mr Kallathoni Pillayan,
Don’t worry about Sajith joining UPFA.
You should be worrying about Kanimozhi being kept in remand.
Good bye Mr K Pillayan, off you go to Big Mama land soon.
Ajith malli unp ekata love da…?
Ehenam hondata aha ganda..!
If UNP want’s to come again, then CLOSE the party 4 ever & go begging refuge in SLFP…!
No way otherwise to come again 4 ever….!
While this monkeys are dancing other, other monkeys owners are giving training for elephant,
dukai dukai oh oh our energy,our days, our futures,
our saving, its washing away with flooding – is any one feel it
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