Wasantha joins Gotabaya on stage
November 8, 2019 04:25 pm
State Minister Wasantha Senanayake today joined SLPP Presidential Candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa on stage at a campaign rally at Manampitiya, Polonnaruwa.
Rajapaksa was addressing the gathering as the State Minister, accompanied by several individuals, suddenly appeared to be making his way through the large crowd at the rally and eventually joined the SLPP candidate on stage.
The United National Party (UNP) last week decided to remove Wasantha Senanayake from the party with immediate effect.
UNP General Secretary Akila Viraj Kariyawasam stated that the UNP decided to strip party membership from Senanayake immediately and to remove him from his ministerial portfolio later on.
Wasantha Senanayake, great grandson of UNP founder D. S. Senanayake, is the current State Minister of Foreign Affairs in the UNP-led government.
He had recently written a letter to UNP deputy leader and NDF presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa, expressing his concerns with regard to the latter’s election campaign.
Holding a press conference, he had also demanded answers from Premadasa for questions put forward by him regarding the role certain ministers will play in a future government.
Senanayake had also been visibly absent at the election rallies of Sajith Premadasa.