SLPP candidate emotional over alleged murder plot

SLPP candidate emotional over alleged murder plot

SLPP candidate emotional over alleged murder plot

Written by Staff Writer

26 Jul, 2020 | 9:17 pm

COLOMBO (News1st): Jagath Pushpakumara, an election candidate has expressed strong disappointment, alleging that there is a plot to murder him before the August 5 parliamentary poll.

“How they are treating us is disgraceful,” an emotional Pushpakumara who is contesting from the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) told a public rally in Wellawaya.

“What is the value of a position that is achieved by murdering a person?”.

The candidate said remain committed towards fulfilling his responsibilities on behalf of the people regardless of the plot to murder him.

Pushpakumara recalled that he had been a staunch member of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) from which a breakaway group had formed the SLPP.

He said it was he who brought in massive crowds to attend the rallies of Mahinda Rajapaksa in Pelwatta in a bid to make him victorious at the 2015 presidential poll.

“I engaged in politics by coming face to face with the United National Party. I uplifted the SLFP,” he added.

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