UNP General Secretary Palitha Range Bandara yesterday (19) slammed Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa, saying the latter has once again proven that he is never ready to take responsibility.
Premadasa, who said he was also contesting in the Presidential Election to be held today (20) for the Presidency, withdrew his nomination at the last moment yesterday (19), putting the burden on the head of Dullas Alahapperuma. “Premadasa is always sacrificing others,” Range Bandara alleged.
He was speaking to the media at Sirikotha yesterday (19) with regard to the critical situation in the country and the vote to elect a new President that is to be held in Parliament today (20).
“Premadasa boasted several times that Maithripala Sirisena invited him to take over the post of Prime Minister in 2018 as well as Gotabaya Rajapaksa in 2022. He never takes any responsibility. I stated earlier that Premadasa was the cause of setting ablaze the private residence of Acting President Ranil Wickremesinghe on 9 July. The son of Wattala Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) Organiser has fled the country after this incident,” he said.
“We are closely monitoring the measures taken by Police in connection with this incident. Premadasa only knows to betray others. The rebels who came under the guise of protestors are behind this arson attack,” he added.
By Naalir Jamaldeen