UNP accused of a hidden post polls agenda

wimal weerawansaThe United National Party (UNP) has been accused of having a hidden post election agenda where several Government institutions will be privatised.

United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) candidate at the August 17 Parliament election, Wimal Weerawansa alleged that the UNP wants to sell the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation, the State owned Gas company and a partially Government owned hospital to Indian companies.

“Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa stopped the privatisation of Government owned institutions but now the UNP is looking at reversing that,” he said.

He also claimed that the UNP is also looking at selling Sathosa to the owners of Cargills Ceylon Ltd who operate the Food City supermarket outlets.

Weerawansa claimed that the UNP is also looking at giving back to those who helped the UNP at the last Presidential election.

He claimed that the oil tanks in Trincomalee are to be given to India and the Norochcholai coal power plant to another country for the backing those countries gave to the UNP at the January Presidential election campaign.

Weerawansa said that the Tamil National Alliance and the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress have also been assured their demands will  be met while the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna was given live television coverage of their election manifesto launch yesterday since those three political parties had supported the UNP at the January election to make Maithripala Sirisena the President.

The former Minister also questioned the soft stand taken by the Government on the arrest of three civil-clad army soldiers with a weapon in the Mirihana area while travelling in a white van this week.

Weerawansa said that the media should push for answers on the latest “white van” incident and who the real target of the three men was. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. an idiot like you can utter foolish words . You can’t fool people any more. Good try. Shut your ass.

  2. Silva, Fernando and Fonseka are Portuguese anyway. So why would they worry about old world SL which had been plundered by them already long time ago, having killed, raped, and destroyed SL cultural and religious practices too?

  3. This MF(Weerawansa) is a big lier.
    He lied to the nation, when previous UNP government signed the peace treaty with LTTE. Said that LTTE was unloading 5 to 10 shiploads of weapons. Like he was watching at them.
    At the end we have lost thousands of civilians and military personal, because of the war.
    Need to hang this asshole.

  4. ponnawanse does not understand all such institute are running with heavy loses to people and many politicians only get pay. so this man is the principle economic policy maker having grade “7”certificates in his hand.

  5. No one takes any notice of this warchalaya, as he holds no water in what ever he jabbers. He has been the mouth piece MR and without MR he will be non entity or like GAMANPILLE/PULLE. Further comments of this warchalaya, my friend Buddhadasa has a lot to say.

    • Ananda – Wimal comes out with sensitive stories which could arouse communal feelings and wants to prove to
      the people that India is a danger to Sri Lanka. He is all
      out to disturb the communal harmony prevailing in the country right now .People are now clever enough to differentiate who is saying the right thing and who is bluffing the people. He was howling “aiyo Sirisena’ before the presidential election and he will howl “aiyo theiyenae” on 18th Aug.

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