Wijeyadasa pledges support to Gotabaya
October 18, 2019 10:58 am
Parliamentarian of the United National Party (UNP) Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe says he would support the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna’s candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Election 2019.
Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe revealed this holding a press conference along with the members of the SLPP, which took place at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute.
The media briefing is chaired by MP Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe, presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa, SLPP chairman Prof. G.L. Peiris and Parliamentarians Dayasiri Jayasekara, Udaya Gammanpila, Wimal Weerawansa, Bandula Gunawardena, Vasudeva Nanayakkara and Nimal Siripala de Silva.
The responsibility of every citizen is to protect the country, he said further highlighting that people should make the correct decision at the Presidential Election.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe exercised presidential powers ever since President Maithripala Sirisena assumed power, he claims. Wickremesinghe included the Central Bank of Sri Lanka into his subject scope, Rajapakshe said further.
Commenting on the recently declared open international airport in Jaffna, Rajapakshe claimed the government is using the perfectly-built Mattala International Airport to store paddy while holding ceremonies to declare open a partially established airport.
He said the only alternative is to help Gotabaya Rajapaksa to win the Presidential Election so that the country does not fall into the hands of foreign forces.
Prior to the press conference, the SLPP and the Ceylon Workers’ Congress (CWC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) regarding the upcoming Presidential Election.
The MoU was inked by the SLPP chairman and the CWC leader Arumugam Thondaman.