By Jamila Najmuddin
UNP Leader Ranil Wickramasinghe has invited the Democratic People’s Front (DPF) led by Mano Ganesan for talks to resolve the ongoing dispute between both parties after the DPF launched a scathing attack against the opposition for omitting Ganesan from the national list slot.
According to DPF Leader Mano Ganesan, Wickramasigha is expected to meet DPF members Dr. Kumara Guruparan and Praba Ganesan today to discuss ways to sort out issues between both the parties.
The DPF, after separating from the UNF alliance, on Sunday slammed Wickramasingha and a few other party members alleging they were behind the decision not to give former MP Mano Ganesan a national list slot in parliament.
The DPF says that that the decision to not give Ganesan a seat in Parliament was the ‘dirty work’ of the ‘Gang of 5’ of the UNP consisting of UNP Leader Ranil Wickramasinghe, Karu Jayasooriya, Tissa Attanayake, Ravi Karunayake and Malik Samarawickrama.
The DPF further warned the UNP of serious consequences for omitting Mano Ganesan stating that they had touched the wrong end of the live wire and the opposition would soon realize their mistake in Colombo’s North, Central, East, West and Borella and Dehiwela electorates. “It is only the beginning of end of the Gang of 5,” the DPF had warned. (Daily Mirror online)