By Thisari Andria Walawege
The Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) Leader MP Udaya Gammanpila yesterday said the United National Party (UNP) is allegedly conspiring to put the blame for the Easter Sunday attacks on the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa .
Speaking at a news briefing, he said the UNP, out of fear of facing the biggest defeat in history, is carrying out this conspiracy called “Maha Helidarawwa” which is to be carried out in five steps.
According to MP Gammanpila, in the first step, the UNP has created false video evidence insinuating that Mr. Rajapaksa played a part in this attack with the aim of creating a political environment that is beneficial to him in relation to national security at the presidential election. “As the second step, Catholic UNP MPs and some former provincial council members will hold a press conference alleging Mr. Rajapaksa was responsible and to arrest him for these attacks. Then they would organize protests seeking to arrest him. Afterwards Catholic priests will request an impartial investigation on this issue. Finally the UNP will publish a false document accusing Gotabaya Rajapaksa of having connections with international terrorists,” he said.
“Sajith Premadasa recently said “madin epa godin enna” but we never flung mud at them. We never made false allegations against them. We can understand his fear of defeat. But we wish for you to face us on the stage rather than through mud slinging,” MP Gammanpila said.