Maithripala responsible for splitting UNP: Ravi K

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Former MP and Colombo District UNP candidate Ravi Karunanayake today held former President Maithripala Sirisena responsible for splitting his party.

In brief remarks to the media, he said Mr. Sirisena first tried it unsuccessfully in 2018 by forming the 52-day government and roping in members of the UNP and had even offered the premiership to a member of the party by unseating then prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

“That was done purposely to engineer a defection of UNP members. If someone else from the party was picked as the prime minister, it would have led to a split in the party. But, we defeated this attempt at that point. Mr. Sirisena was getting on well with us during the initial few years but started backstabbing us after he realized we were not going to nominate him for as our presidential candidate for the second time,” Mr. Karunanayake said.

He said Mr. Sirisena, as a candidate of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), was keeping contact with the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) and giving it hopes that a government could be formed with his backing.(Kelum Bandara)

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  • Chux Wednesday, 22 July 2020 09:34 AM

    It is you and Ranil’s puppets have broken the UNP

    Jude Wednesday, 22 July 2020 09:41 AM

    UNP in tatters since 2002 !! Yeah!

    Borat Wednesday, 22 July 2020 09:52 AM

    Water under bridge move on .

    DJ Wednesday, 22 July 2020 10:36 AM

    The breakaway members was way too smaller request that was not accommodated by the decisions makers to arrive at this conclusion

    Nimal Wednesday, 22 July 2020 10:38 AM

    So, My3 crept thro your ears?

    Anoosh Wednesday, 22 July 2020 10:55 AM

    Sir, your judgement is correct.

    Roshanaly Wednesday, 22 July 2020 10:59 AM

    You used MS to split the SLFP and in return he did the same thing to UNP.

    Foulplay Wednesday, 22 July 2020 11:00 AM

    You R right but U R responsible for the downfall of UNP.

    ChanakaJ Wednesday, 22 July 2020 11:03 AM

    A failed political party is usually because of a failed leader!

    Muthutantri Fernando Wednesday, 22 July 2020 12:03 PM

    who is the banku hora?

    Middle Class Wednesday, 22 July 2020 01:22 PM

    Aiyo pau. This is just a confirmation that self proclaimed 'experienced politicians' couldnt hold their party together and fell prey to divisional politics.

    satha Wednesday, 22 July 2020 01:29 PM

    Maithri Destroyed UNP and SLFP

    MN Wednesday, 22 July 2020 01:31 PM

    People know you organized central bank scam,as a result you can't stand straight in front of public,due to guilty feelings


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