National Freedom Front (NFF) leader and United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa today slammed President Maithripala Sirisena over some of his actions, including with regards to the opposition leader post.
Speaking in Parliament today, Weerawansa said that the President has continuously worked against the UPFA at the Parliamentary elections.
He said the President never took part in UPFA election rallies or attended press conferences in support of the UPFA ahead of election day.
He insisted that the UPFA is also not part of the National Government and instead it is the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) which has a deal with the United National Party (UNP).
The UPFA member said that whatever President Sirisena has said is not part of the UPFA policy despite him being the UPFA chairman.
Weerawansa also said that the UPFA had never agreed to make Tamil National Alliance (TNA) leader R. Sampanthan the opposition leader.
He accused the President of working under a contract to make Sampanthan the opposition leader as the TNA had backed Sirisena at the January Presidential election. (Colombo Gazette)