Former President Chandrika Kumaratunga urged the public today to protect the silent revolution of January 8 where Mahinda Rajapaksa was defeated at the Presidential election.
Issuing a special statement, Kumaratunga said that with Parliamentary elections taking place this month, she had to decide if she wanted to protect her party, the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), or the country and she chose the country.
“To protect the party the country must first be rebuilt. So it is then very important for us to protect the January 8 revolution,” he said.
Kumaratunga was instrumental in obtaining support for President Maithripala Sirisena at the January 8 Presidential election.
The former President said that her love for the SLFP will never fade and she is committed to strengthen the policies of the party.
Kumaratunga said that she worked towards the defeat of Mahinda Rajapaksa at the last Presidential election despite some obstacles she faced and threats to her and her family.
She said she had decided to join forces with those who were against the former Government which had only individual interests at heart. (Colombo Gazette)