Dissanayake, Rakapaksa and PM Wickremesinghe speak ahead of August polls

Dissanayake, Rakapaksa and PM Wickremesinghe speak ahead of August polls

Dissanayake, Rakapaksa and PM Wickremesinghe speak ahead of August polls

Written by Lahiru Fernando

30 Jul, 2015 | 11:02 pm

As the day to decide the country’s governance for the next few years draws closer, leaders of main political parties vying for power are seeking votes by focusing on what they feel is pertinent.

Addressing the public in Kadugannawa, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe questioned whether the public wants to elect a government who would be able to work with the president or whether they would opt for one that would work against the president. The premier noted that a cooperative government is required to usher stability into the country.

UPFA Kurunegala District Candidate and former president Mahinda Rajapaksa, addressing the public in Badulla, reminded the public that soon after his defeat in the Jan. 8 presidential polls, he vacated his official residence and headed to his ancestral home in Medamulana. He expressed confidence that the public would elect a UPFA government with 117 seats in parliament and help them cast aside the false concept of a national government.

JVP leader and Colombo district candidate Anura Kumara Dissanayake, speaking to the public in Kalutara on July 29, stated that the Mahinda Rajapaksa camp has threatened to sue him for speaking of the state wealth that was defrauded by them. He noted that there is one investigation that directly leads to Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Dissanayake challenged the former president to sue him if possible as he is waiting to reveal all the illicit activities and the manner in which the Rajapaksa family defrauded millions of state funds in open court. Dissanayake stated that there are files on the Rajapaksa family at the FCID, the Bribery Commission as well as the CID, adding that the JVP also has copies of these files.

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