While saying he could not further tolerate the hostility shown to him by the UNP, Foreign Affairs State Minister Wasantha Senanayake said that he had no intention of continuing politics with the UNP and its existing members even if Sajith Premadasa wins the presidential election.
“I will take some crucial decisions tomorrow and day after as well in my future endeavours,” he said addressing a news briefing.
“Several powerful UNPers including Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa have telephoned me requesting not to quit the party and Minister Ravi Karunanayake and several others came to my residence requesting not to leave the party,” he said.
Besides, Minister Senanayake showed video footages of MPs Rishard Badurdeen, Rauf Hakeem and M. A. Sumanthiran who came to his residence to persuade him to join with UNP. “These MPs who represented as party leaders urged me to join UNP and work with them as usual,” Minister Senanayake said.
“If these ones will continue to come to my house insisting me not to leave the party, I will not even open the door for them,” he added.
He said although he left the party, he would not quit from active politics. “I don’t think that the UNP’s leadership would change in the next 10 to 15 years and go back to the principles of my great grandfather, late Prime Minister D.S. Senanayake."
Meanwhile, he said he had no intention of campaigning for Sajith Premadasa, not because of any issue with him but the people who were around him.
“I presume that if Sajith is accompanied by the same individuals who are around him in the run-up of the presidential election, he would definitely lose the presidential race leading to the victory of SLPP presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa,” he added. (Sheain Fernandopulle)
you are having reliability issue. So do not know who wants you.
Ronnie Bugger Friday, 08 November 2019 05:19 AM
You are a disgrace to your great grandfather, D.S. Senanayake. Don't worry, if Sajith wins, you will be swept out along with the other garbage, that's for sure.
Buddhist Friday, 08 November 2019 05:42 AM
No one wants to touch him even with a long pole!
Willows Drive Friday, 08 November 2019 05:56 AM
Lost Case Friday, 08 November 2019 06:03 AM
Who are you . What have you done to the country .
Selvyn Friday, 08 November 2019 06:17 AM
He seem to be politically ignorant and immature. Without any basic political experience and being a novice he's totally insignificant.
ala Friday, 08 November 2019 06:22 AM
He's a mental patient. Someone please help him.
hsrsha sk Friday, 08 November 2019 06:35 AM
Please joi the Pohottuwa soon and you can take Ravi Bond with you.
Sambo Friday, 08 November 2019 07:26 AM
You are a disgrace to your ancestors.
CarlYoungapyuc@ucom.am Friday, 08 November 2019 07:31 AM
persona non grata
Lakminiha Friday, 08 November 2019 07:34 AM
Your great grandfather was a great statesman and a gentleman with a policy unlike you who change policies and switch parties every now and then. We haven't forgotten your record during the 52 day constitutional coupe. It was SP who saved your ministerial portfolio by getting you back to UNP
Hornet Friday, 08 November 2019 07:43 AM
Wait and see how you will come with your tail between your legs, that is if you've got a tail, some rodents don't have 'em!!!!
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