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CBK hits out at SLFP's decision to support SLPP Presidential candidate Gota

10 October 2019 - 1038   - 2

Former Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) leader Chandrika Kumaratunga has criticised the SLFP's decision to support opposition presidential candidate Gotabhaya Rajapaksa at the upcoming poll.

"This is the total betrayal of the SLFP," the former President said in a hard-hitting message addressed to SLFP General Secretary Dayasiri Jayasekara on her Facebook account.

Ms. Kumaratunga had questioned the decision to support Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) presidential candidate Rajapaksa, citing that more than 90 percent of the party organisers are against it.

She blamed current leader President Maithripala Sirisena for the weakening of the party, stressing that the SLFP had not weakened as a result of joining the coalition government led by the United National Party.

"...our leader didn't have the strength and vision to lead the coalition, and also got fooled by the Rajapakse conspiracy and destroyed the good and messed up the party," Kumaratunga's message read.

She stressed that the party and the country could have been strengthenEd if President Sirisena had the "skill" to strengthen the SLFP  and took action against the former government.

"If Maitri [sic] had said he wishes to give up the Presidency of the Party, we will support you (Dayasiri) to take up the Presidency and to rebuild the party," the former SLFP leader stressed.

She requested Jayasekara not to allow the SLFP to be destroyed as a result of thinking only about his personal interest.

  Comments - 2

  • Molankan Tuesday, 15 October 2019 12:12 PM

    Madam, Your valuable comment at this political crossroad is very valuable and appreciable. For the originality of the party and prestige, that it was.

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    Chalago STR Wednesday, 16 October 2019 05:47 PM

    Well she was a leading member who organised the UNP led coalition. And she is also responsible for all the hardship people had to go through the last 5 years. I am not saying that Rajapakse's are better. But how can she say that helping slpp is a betrayal when she herself when in power once joined with the people who killed her husband? And I don't think she is welcomed by people anymore.

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