Kalutara District United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Parliamentarian Kumara Welgama said that he would leave all nominal posts of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) as he is opposed to Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa being put forward as the party's presidential candidate.
He also said that he is a member of Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and has not officially received a membership from the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP).
He said “I am against Gotabhaya Rajapaksa contesting. There is a possibility of me coming forward to help Chamal Rajapaksa or another candidate put forward by the SLPP but not Gota," he said.
He said he would work to strengthen the SLFP after reuniting all the loyal members of the party in the future.
Welgama removed from SLPP Badulla district organizer post
DHA Monday, 01 July 2019 09:48 AM
We don't need your opinion let the people decide.
Sid Monday, 01 July 2019 09:50 AM
Lord Wolfstein Monday, 01 July 2019 09:58 AM
Understandably, no intelligent person wants a murderer and torturer as presidents
Ruwan Monday, 01 July 2019 09:59 AM
You don’t have even 1% of Gota’s talent , no one would take you or what you say seriously.
Jude Monday, 01 July 2019 10:15 AM
Hey Welgama, DON'T worry !! GOTA cannot qualify to run FOR SL Presidency, because GOTA RENOUNCED SL Citizenship !! That means at one point his life, GOTA was Notta a SL Citizen !!! By the way GOTA happens to be the ONLY man who RENOUNCED 2 Citizenships, YEAH first LANKAN citizenship and MOST recently American citizenship !!! Wow, what's wrong with this guy Gota ??!! He's not capable of holding onto 1 citizenship !! Huh!!
Anmanpan Monday, 01 July 2019 10:24 AM
Very good. A slap in the face for the notorious boot lickers.
MODA BURUWA Monday, 01 July 2019 10:53 AM
GOOD DECESION . Hon . Kumar Welgama dont let this notorius family make it a FAMILY BUSINESS .
IDA Monday, 01 July 2019 11:51 AM
Leave aside personal grudges dear Mr.Welgama. Think about the country. Get rally around Gota for the sake of country.
Kuma Monday, 01 July 2019 01:07 PM
You are not a person to decide the president of Sri Lanka. Nobody care what you say or do, Go way with ___ kumari and let the people to decide the future of country.
Dam Monday, 01 July 2019 01:13 PM
Excellent straight decision ... one person who had back-bone to say it and walk-off. This society doesn't need a criminal to run the country. First clear his name from all cases filed against him at least to get qualified. Jude you are right
Rowdy Ramon Monday, 01 July 2019 02:54 PM
Welgama - You have GUTS . Others have none like Vasu , Naki Dinesh , Filthy Wimale and the Hora Gammanpila ...Great , keep going and Dont let politics be a family business ....
Vijaya Monday, 01 July 2019 03:08 PM
''You don’t have even 1% of Gota’s talent , no one would take you or what you say seriously''. Talent ????? white van disappearances, torture of innocent including journalists, extrajudicial killings, inciting racial hatred and divisions......... and many more.
George Harry Monday, 01 July 2019 11:41 PM
Who is this Welgama guy? no one knows who this chap was really? SLPP is a powerful party to assume leadership of the country shortly.
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