Former NCP Chief Minister Berty Premalal Dissanayake said his supporters had been subjected to assaults by members of the UPFA and pointed out that this was never heard of before.
“We have never witnessed this level of threats and assaults even when the opposition won the election. Even yesterday my supporters were attacked and intimidated by our own party men supporting S.M. Ranjith and this has been happening throughout this post-election period,” he said.
Mr. Dissanayake who came second in the list of preferential votes in a hotly contested election said that his supporters were intimidated and assaulted even during the run-up to the election.
Commenting on the impending appoint of a chief minister, the former chief minister said it was the prerogative of the President.
“It’s not right to comment on this matter. The prerogative of appointing the chief minister is that of the President and I believe he will take the right decision,” he said. (Yohan Perera and Hafeel Farisz)
Comments - 29
Gamarala Wednesday, 12 September 2012 04:14 PM
Have to abolish this provincial council dog fight.
jayantha Thursday, 13 September 2012 06:08 AM
Few months ago this fellow said, he will be the chief minister forever. This is a good lesson for other politiciens.
Janaka Wednesday, 12 September 2012 05:26 PM
What goes around comes around.Not sure of the name,Who attacked Dr.Johnpulle or Fernandopulle's house some years back.There were witnesses who claimed,that they had seen the Former CM and son directing the Mob.Poor Berty.....
malkanthi Wednesday, 12 September 2012 10:32 AM
TIT FOR TAT! Take it easy!
Chanetha Wednesday, 12 September 2012 09:21 PM
What goes around comes around. This is called Karma. Wait for the worst Berty. More suffering yet to come for your past deeds.
Ron Wednesday, 12 September 2012 10:12 PM
Wapurapu they thamai nelannay.....
Nodrog Thursday, 13 September 2012 12:12 AM
Live by the bullet die by the bullet.
Hoodwinked Thursday, 13 September 2012 12:24 AM
Its a Boomerang, what goes round it comes back or best of all what you sow thy shall reap.
senavi Thursday, 13 September 2012 01:09 AM
See their drive to serve the country - they even fight among themselves. What a bunch of patriots.
Upul Thursday, 13 September 2012 08:36 AM
This is a good example. Never destroy any person even your opposition. Now there is no opposition. People start now fighting each other.
Spartacus Thursday, 13 September 2012 02:00 AM
Was in Anuradhapura on election day. This goons posters were even posted on a sign board showing the way to ancient architectural sites. It was a disgrace.