UNP General Secretary Palitha Range Bandara yesterday (1), claimed that Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa, who was making various anti-Government statements to the public, has a secret deal with Basil Rajapaksa.
Bandara alleged that Opposition Leader Premadasa is playing a double game to cheat people.
He made these remarks during a discussion with party representatives at Sirikotha.
Bandara further alleged that under the guise of supporting the 21st Amendment, the Opposition is trying to protect the Rajapaksa family.
The General Secretary pointed out that those who love the country must extend support to pass the 21st Amendment with their proposals and recommendations without putting forward any conditions. “However, the aim of the Opposition Leader is to make the proposed amendment to the Constitution disruptive,” he said.
He said it can be observed that even though the TNA is to support the 21st Amendment, MPs M.A. Sumanthiran and Shanakiyan Rasamanickam seem to be opposing it. “It is obvious that they are trying to strike a deal with Basil Rajapaksa,” he added.
Bandara pointed out that there is a doubt whether they are trying to protect the Executive Presidency.
“The 21st Amendment is a key factor in the #GotaGoHome struggle. Not only removing the Executive Power, the power of the Auditor General’s Department and the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery and Corruption will further increase. Theft, corruption, and fraud can be eradicated. The Opposition Leader is trying to block this,” Bandara added.
By Naalir Jamaldeen