Eran’s complaint baseless: SLPP

8 November 2019 03:48 am - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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The SLPP yesterday rejected the complaint made by State Minister Eran Wickramaratne based on a tweet that SLPP was planning a bomb attack in the coming week.

Issuing a letter to the Elections Commission Chairman, SLPP presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa's spokesman MP Dullas Alahapperuma said it was unacceptable to make such allegations against the SLPP based on a Twitter message.

“We don't have to remind you Mr. Chairman, that the UNP resorted to violence to win elections in the past. State Minister Wickramaratne, who is a part of the government which neglected intelligence reports over the Easter Sunday attack, getting all worked up over a Twitter message in this way is astonishing and comical at the same time," MP Alahapperuma said.

Therefore, he said it was doubtful whether a conspiracy was being hatched to prevent a victory of Mr. Rajapaksa at the presidential election.

“People remember how President Ranasinghe Premadasa unleashed violence in 1988 to make way for his victory. We are uncertain whether this conspiracy is also such an attempt. We request Mr. Chairman's leadership in thwarting such efforts," he said.

He said terrorism should be defeated to preserve democracy. "We pledge our assistance yet again to your efforts in ensuring a healthy election," MP Alahapperuma said in the letter. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

  Comments - 6

  • Carl Y Friday, 08 November 2019 07:30 AM

    Who said Harin's father?

    Sarath Friday, 08 November 2019 08:51 AM

    It is clear that Easter Attacks were part of a plan to bring GR as the candidate. Shame!

    C.K.Lankaputhra Friday, 08 November 2019 09:22 AM

    A member of a group who unleashed racial violence, a member of a group which paid money to extrimists specially to Prabakaran to pevent tamil people voting, is talkng about their innocence.

    C.K.Lankaputhra Friday, 08 November 2019 09:22 AM

    A member of a group who unleashed racial violence, a member of a group which paid money to extrimists specially to Prabakaran to pevent tamil people voting, is talkng about their innocence.

    Sando Friday, 08 November 2019 10:51 AM

    They are now having severe loose motions resulting in verbal issues.

    Roman herod Friday, 08 November 2019 11:29 AM

    Sir, what are you talking about your candidate himself has a lot of violence against his account, so please refrain from pleading innocence....what about the behavior of SB..... thats a taste of the future.....


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