Referring to the petition filed against recognising Gotabaya Rajapaksa as a Sri Lankan citizen, Mr. Rajapaksa's Spokesperson MP Dullas Alahapperuma said Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and the UNP presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa were conspiring to prevent Gotabaya from contesting the presidential polls.
Addressing a news briefing, he said the relevant petition had been filed by two NGO activists under the patronage of Premier Wickremesinghe and Sajith Premadasa and added the duo were loyal to Premier Wickremesinghe and were maintaining links with him.
“It is apparent and clear that there is an ongoing political coup to prevent Gotabaya from entering to the battlefield of the presidency.
It is highly unethical and unfair to do so in a situation where the process of taking in the renunciation of the US citizenship and obtaining the Sri Lankan citizenship and passport are constitutionally and technically correct,” MP Alahapperuma said.
Meanwhile, MP Keheliya Rambukwella said the incumbent government had attempted to manipulate high judicial officers like former Bribery Commission Director-General Dilrukshi Dias Wickramasinghe and former Solicitor General (SG) Suhada Gamalath for the sake of political expediency.
Referring to the discussion held between President Maithripala Sirisena and the UNP officials including UNP presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa recently, MP Susil Premajayantha said it was clear that the UNP had found it extremely hard to face the presidential battle that they seemed to be begging the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) for support. (Sheain Fernandopulle)
Dee Thursday, 03 October 2019 11:46 AM
Why worry if he is clear?
Nimal Thursday, 03 October 2019 11:55 AM
People of this country must conspire to forestall all of them, irrespective of their parties, because all of them have done nothing for people but only for themselves! Enough is enough.
Nimal Thursday, 03 October 2019 11:57 AM
All those who support your candidates are "deshapremis", but anyone opposing them become conspirators.
Borat Thursday, 03 October 2019 11:57 AM
If hands clean what is your problem
Kalu Thursday, 03 October 2019 12:17 PM
This is what people want too
Zulkifli Nazim Thursday, 03 October 2019 12:30 PM
Why don't you go to Dallas, instead of making stupid and idiotic statements to the media?
cheers Thursday, 03 October 2019 12:39 PM
Ranil and Sajith will go down history book for bringing disrepute to UNP and also a major defeat. They now have to depend on alias to win like TNA, JVP, Muslim congress and Batuideen and still cannot win
Yankee Dude Thursday, 03 October 2019 01:01 PM
I can hear somebody making noise from Dallas , Texas , USA . Another half American like Bala Petrol Jayantha .
Joseph Thursday, 03 October 2019 01:04 PM
Funny logic. It is highly unethical to do so now, but it is ethical to use unlawfully obtained NIC to make bid for presidency
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