Leader of both the SLPP and the Opposition, Mahinda Rajapaksa said today they were not ready to give in to any condition set by the Tamil National Alliance (TNA).
Addressing a rally held today at Beliatta, the former President said TNA had not presented any condition to them though it said conditions were presented to two factions.
"There is no need to agree to any of the conditions. The country should come first. No one should be allowed to divide the country," he said.
He said it was during their government that the Northern Province was developed and that the current administration had done nothing for the well-being of the people in the North other than mustering votes of the Tamil people.
"We have to make a decision as a nation. We did put an end to the war by allowing people in the North to come to the South and vice versa. Who is it that should take responsibility for the April 21 attacks? The UNP in which one presidential candidate is the deputy leader, and the Cabinet, did not heed to warnings. The government should take responsibility without shying away," he said.
SLPP presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa, MPs Chamal Rajapaksa, Wimal Weerawansa, Mahinda Amaraweera, Namal Rajapaksa and D.V. Chanaka were also present. (Lahiru Pothmulla and Aneesha Manage)
Right, President and UNP should take the responsibility of unable to prevent April 21st incident , you and you bro should take responsibility of instigating it.
shawn Monday, 21 October 2019 07:47 PM
Politicians of north of Srilanka won't get solid vote in the area, to provoke people on direction of tribalism they do such demands, if any future president promise them,security,economy,education and dignity,people won't listen these wellala fellows
kumar Monday, 21 October 2019 07:57 PM
Even if you agreed; no Tamils would vote for you. Try to attract as much as more Sinhalese voters.
Borat Monday, 21 October 2019 08:55 PM
Playing the sinha le card . We pray that he gets his punishment in this life and the next lives
Roberta Flack Monday, 21 October 2019 09:54 PM
Its just because you didn't get the TNA's support that you were yearning for. You begged for their support in Oct 2018 during the coup-You didn't get it. You asked for their support now for the PresPolls and you didn't get it. sour grapes!!
vithura Monday, 21 October 2019 10:58 PM
Tamils are wiser than the average Sinhala voter!
Michael Bagala Monday, 21 October 2019 11:49 PM
I like Mahinda Rajapaksa very much. He was a great leader and I hope he will have another chance.
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