Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa alleged that the UNP that has done a great service to the country has now been completely sold out to the ‘Rajapaksa clan’, adding that he is deeply saddened about it.
Addressing a Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) public rally at Kolonnawa, he said that for the first time in history, the economic rights of the people have been given priority in the on-going UNHRC session in Geneva.
“Although I was asked to take over as Prime Minister many times during 2015 to 2019, I did not accept it because I had no hope of turning my back on my leader (Ranil Wickremesinghe) and betraying him,” he added. Premadasa said this policy he had adopted then will never change and added that he did not accept the offer to take the Prime Minister post this year because he never wanted to betray the people and the ‘Aragalaya’.
By Nabiya Vaffoor