Western Province Chief Minister Prassana Ranatunga today urged supporters of the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) to be ready with poles in their hands to greet Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) defectors when they visit them to seek their vote.
Speaking to SLFP Minuwangoda members and supporters, Ranatunga said that those who accused former President Mahinda Rajapaksa are those who destroyed the SLFP.
He said that those people had put pressure on President Maithripala Sirisena with regards to the nominations given to Rajapaksa to contest the election.
Prassana Ranatunga said that the defectors had betrayed the SLFP by joining hands with the UNP and contesting the Parliament election under the elephant symbol.
He said that those who betrayed the party will now come and seek the support of the public and the public must be ready with poles to greet them.
“I am not saying to beat them with the poles but just keep it in your hands,” he added.
Prassana Ranatunga is contesting the August 17 election and is also pushing for Rajapaksa to be the next Prime Minister. (Colombo Gazette)