Future party to be led by Mahinda Rajapaksa: Wimal

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If a new party was to be formed in the future, it would be under the leadership of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa, National Freedom Front (NFF) Leader MP Wimal Weerawansa said today.

Addressing a media briefing, MP Weerawansa said the party would be guided by Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa and all others including former minister Basil Rajapaksa, would be of equal standing.“If a new party is formed under the leadership of Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa, we will be a part of it,” he added.

Meanwhile, MP Weerawansa said the government's move of bringing in a new amendment to the constitution composing of fifteen drafts would devastate the country. “The government is attempting to pass the new amendment to the constitution with a 2/3 majority,” he added.

He also said the fifteen drafts included the Banking Act, Seed Act and the National Security Act. “These drafts would create separatism and racism. The people should oppose this move at all cost,” he added.

He said NFF have warned the people even before this of such moves by the government and their predictions had become reality. He also said it was their responsibility to inform the public of the dangers posed by such moves.

He said the NFF would conduct seminars islandwide to make the people aware of the government's actions. (Kalathma Jayawardhane)


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  Comments - 10

  • Manel Tuesday, 28 June 2016 08:01 PM

    What is this fellow talking. Even day before yesterday MR was telling the press that he is a SLPFer. What is this new party.

    kk Tuesday, 28 June 2016 08:04 PM

    day dreams via DM Android App

    Unchikun Tuesday, 28 June 2016 08:15 PM

    Yes, a very logic step. Ali Baba is needed to lead the forty thieves. Nice and all the best.

    kondaya77 Wednesday, 29 June 2016 09:21 PM

    Rajapaksa family needs a few billion rupees more.Wimal is waiting for scraps.

    Wisdom Wednesday, 29 June 2016 11:25 AM

    What about Yahapalanaya Parties, 2 Oppositions parties and many other Supporting Parties. What about your Party and your Leadership as a last chance for this Motherland.

    Chux Tuesday, 28 June 2016 09:02 PM

    Beginning of a another end

    john frazer Wednesday, 29 June 2016 01:18 PM

    Wimal Sri Lnakan people gave a verdict on Rajapaksa,so as a gentlemen there family should leave in politics and allow the young ones to take over.Why Rajapaksa,family is still hovering over on politics

    Partyman Wednesday, 29 June 2016 02:35 PM

    The name of the party"Ali Baba and Forty Thieves Party"or"ABFTP"?????

    Joe rajah Friday, 01 July 2016 03:19 AM

    Where did you get your degree in political science and ecconomy you are a clown without paintings

    Hora state Wednesday, 29 June 2016 06:12 AM

    And a seperat state for the horas in south

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