In an apparent cross over attempt that went wrong, Savithra De Silva, a UPFA member of the Dehiwela- Mt. Lavinia Municipal Council, today appeared at a news briefing held at the common opposition’s candidate office in Colombo and said that he would not betray Mahinda Rajapaksa.
The news briefing was held with the participation of UNP MP Sujeewa Senasinghe and several other members of the local government authorities.
Former Western Provincial Councillor Keerthi Udawatte had introduced Mr. De Silva saying he was willing to support common opposition presidential candidate Maithripala Sirisena.
Mr. De Silva addressing the gathering told that the country was enjoying the freedom today because of President Mahinda Rajapaksa and went on to praise him, which startled MP Senasinghe and others who were present.
MP Senasinghe, who calmed the gathering, told people to let Mr. De Silva to proceed unharmed and wished him luck for his future in his political carrier.
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