This is what UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake, the Sunday Times learns, has said in a statement to Criminal Investigation Department detectives this week. He has said that his party used its own resources to fund the former Army Commander’s election campaign. The UNP was the main constituent of the joint coalition that backed Gen. (retd.) Fonseka.
Moves are underway to bring an end to the sale of the national flag to international ship owners since it is a degrading practice and an insult to the nation, National Seafarers Union President Palith Athukorale said.