Main opposition United National Party (UNP) today accused former Army Commander Sarath Fonskea and the organisers of the joint opposition rally on October 18 of attempting to divide the opposition.
UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake told a news conference that the organisers including Mr. Fonseka were carrying out a government contract to break-up the opposition.
He said Mr. Fonseka had turned down a UNP invitation to join the Vipashaye Virodaya a joint opposition group some time back but instead was attempting to form another opposition group by dividing the UNP. “Sarath Fonseka should have joined as without interfering with the internal matters of our party,” he said.
Mr. Attanayake said Mr. Fonseka should remember that to help him the UNP made a great sacrifice during the last presidential election by not fielding a candidate. (Yohan Perera )