A group of United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) members today slammed UPFA Chairman and President Maithripala Sirisena over the loss the UPFA suffered at the Parliamentary election.
UPFA member and National Freedom Front (NFF) leader Wimal Weerawansa said that while many claim the election was free and fair, the actions of the President meant the election was not completely fair.
The President, ahead of election day, had made public a letter he had sent former President Mahinda Rajapaksa saying he would not be made Prime Minister even if he wins the election.
Weerawansa said that the letter could have worked against Rajapaksa and the UPFA at the Parliamentary election.
He also said that the public did not vote for the UPFA or the United National Party (UNP) to form a National unity Government.
Weerawansa said that the public wanted either a UPFA Government or a UNP Government despite the UNP saying even before the election that it will form a National Government.
Meanwhile, UPFA member Udaya Gammanpila said that the UPFA will continue over the next five years and will not be abolished.
He said that some are of the opinion that the UPFA will not continue as some Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) members are set to join the National Government.
However Gammanpila said that the UPFA will continue and will be a strong opposition voice in Parliament. (Colombo Gazette)