Weerakumara, fourth NFF leader to challenge Wimal

2017-12-06 01:16:35

A fourth prominent member of the National Freedom Front (NFF) is challenging the party leader Wimal Weerawansa.

Deputy Leader of the NFF and Parliamentarian Weerakumara Dissanayake said yesterday that he was oppose to the view held by NFF leader Wimal Weerawansa that the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) should be divided. "If we allow that to happen United National Party (UNP) leader Ranil Wickremesinghe would emerge as the executive President in 2020" he said.

Earlier the National Organizer of the NFF Piyasiri Wijenayaka, General Secretary Priyanjan Vitharana and former Parliamentarian Jayantha Wijesekara had parted ways with Weerawansa's leadership in a short period of about two months.

Although Mr. Vitharana's resignation as the General Secretary of the party was attributed to health reasons, sources said that he had serious differences with his leader..

Addressing a news conference held at his office in Anuradhapura, Dissanayake stated that he was concerned about the unity of the SLFP since if the SLFP is divided it would create chaos in the country and pave the way for Ranil Wickremesinghe to come to power.

“I am not worried of being a member of any party. What I am concerned about is to establish justice in the country. Hence, Maithri and Mahinda Rajapaksa should work hand in hand so that the SLFP would be protected, he added.

My political future as a member of the National Freedom Front (NFF) would depend on how the decisions would be taken in the party in future, MP Weerakumara Dissanayake said yesterday. (Sheain Fernandopulle and Athula Bandara)

  Comments - 15

  • Kadiya Wednesday, 6 December 2017 07:12

    What does he care even if his house is blown away, he'll soon join the Pohottuwa anyway!

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    BV Wednesday, 6 December 2017 09:30

    If you would read and understand his statement you can be 200 percent sure that he will never join the Pohottuwa.

    Reply : 0       13

    ceylon Wednesday, 6 December 2017 07:33

    to protect the country he is expecting to unite mahinda with sirisenaboth are highly corrupt anty lanka traitors who think only their power to be more corrupt. via DM Android App

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    Hubert Wednesday, 6 December 2017 07:39

    Do not bring Ranil to your sinister agenda SLFP and NFF both unwanted in Sri Lanka if the country has to progress

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    voter Wednesday, 6 December 2017 09:49

    WW's new thinking of breaking up the SLFP must be after his secret meeting with Malik of UNP. The old adage of "there are no permanent friends or enemies in love and war" should also include politics.

    Reply : 1       6

    ceylon Wednesday, 6 December 2017 09:28

    weerawansa is allways on news now.all news are about his roberiescheatings. via DM Android App

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    Unchikun Wednesday, 6 December 2017 10:03

    The NFF. The whole lot is a bunch of jokers. Or better great bootlickers and looks like the boots have fallen off. Well boots are meant for walking and sometimes kicking!

    Reply : 0       11

    Killla Wednesday, 6 December 2017 10:38

    Its clear that Wimal is too dumb and stupid lead anything except fake fasts to death

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    Dhammika Wednesday, 6 December 2017 10:47

    All these so called NFF party members are ONLY big talkers . What good have they done in the name of the country . Voting public must take this into account at the next elections . It seems now the only avilable alternate is to vote for the JVP , not that I am a supporter of it .

    Reply : 2       10

    Dennis Reeves Wednesday, 6 December 2017 10:56

    Now everyone knows that Weerawansa will end up his life in Prison for all his lootings.... that is why all these guys wants to run away from him.

    Reply : 4       11

    cw Wednesday, 6 December 2017 14:25

    What about the looters of the Central Bank?

    Reply : 3       10

    Niro Wednesday, 6 December 2017 11:19

    Government throwing all its trump cards before a local election. That sums up the situation.

    Reply : 2       17

    SAM Wednesday, 6 December 2017 14:29

    How can you expect Wimal to face Prez as his last speech he told him to PALAYAN ?

    Reply : 0       5

    Charles Perera Wednesday, 6 December 2017 16:09

    I would not write a comment as Daily Mirror is anti Rajapakse, pro UNP Catholic press and any favourable comment on Wimal will not be accepted. So be it Daily Mirror.Charles Perera

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    inti Wednesday, 6 December 2017 16:33

    Who is wimal , if not for his mouth he want be any body.

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