Written by Tharushan Fernando
16 Feb, 2016 | 10:33 pm
Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga responded to the claims made at an event commemorating the Late Vijaya Kumaratunga, stating that he is the only leader of the SLFP who fought with Vijaya and did not even come for his funeral so it is unknown why they decided to celebrate this event.
“May be they want to do something with that” charged the Former President
She further added that the words written on the grave of Vijaya are more important today.
Reading out the words by Tissa Abeysekara on the gravestone, the former president further noted that this has happened recently with events that unfolded on the 8th of January as it did in ’94, however it was destroyed in 2005.
She further added that the tribute that can be paid for Vijaya Kumaratunga is to show interest in bringing about ‘the bearing of fruits’ once again
The 28th Commemoration of the late Vijaya Kumaratunga too place today at the Memorial in Seeduwa, where floral tributes were made.
A number of politicians and artists were present at the occasion which was presided over by former president Chandrika Bandaranayaka Kumaratunga.
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