United National Party (UNP) leader and Prime Ministerial candidate at the Parliamentary elections next week, Ranil Wickremesinghe says the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) is facing threats from thugs.
Addressing the media today, Wickremesinghe said that some members of the SLFP are attempting push Mahinda Rajapaksa’s agenda into the SLFP.
He recalled that the United National Party (UNP) had backed SLFP member Maithripala Sirisena as President at the last Presidential elections and after being made President, Sirisena became the head of the SLFP.
However Wickremesinghe noted that now there is a group which is attempting to promote Rajapaksa over Sirisena in the SLFP.
“It is a crisis where when you move the family (Rajapaksas) out of politics in the National scene there is an attempt by thugs to take over the SLFP,” he said.
Meanwhile Wickremesinghe said the United National Front for Good Governance (UNFGG) is confident of winning the Parliamentary election next week.
The UNP is contesting the election with its political partners in the UNFGG and under a UNFGG Government, Wickremesinghe says powers will be devolved to the village.
Wickremesinghe also said that the UNFGG wants to form a new country in 60 months, a country which has ditched the Rajapaksa legacy.