SLPP demands apology from Wimal over comments on party leadership

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) has demanded an apology from Minister Wimal Weerawansa after he proposed that President Gotabaya Rajapaksa be made leader of the alliance.

The National Freedom Front Leader and SLPP MP had told a local weekend newspaper that Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa must be removed as the Leader of the SLPP and be replaced by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

Responding to the statement, SLPP General Secretary Sagara Kariyawasam told reporters today (8) that MP Weerawansa has no right to comment or make any decision with regard to the alliance.

“This party does not belong to Wimal Weerawansa,” he asserted.

Kariyawasam said the SLPP’s stance is that Minister Weerawansa must extend an apology to the public in this regard and must also withdraw his statement.

He reiterated that Weerawansa has no authority to make any statements with regard to the SLPP.

Stating that the SLPP regrets that the Minister had made such a statement, Kariyawasam said it was also regrettable that as a leader of a party affiliated with the SLPP and being a Cabinet Minister, Weerawansa had made such a ‘low’ statement.

He further requested Minister Weerawansa to apologise to the public for issuing such a statement with regard to the SLPP. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. Why not government sack this bugger from the post of minister He should be in Jail for
    seven years for having two Passports. Never allow this bugger to continue to be a minister.
    Mr.President he is trying to get a good name from you, be careful , he is a trickish fellow and he
    will deceive you and do not get caught to him.

  2. If you read between the lines, what Weerawansa is actually saying is : Mahinda Rajapaksa is not allowing me to engage in the unbridled corruption that I previously engaged in. Therefore, I want him replaced.

  3. I agree with Minister Wimal Weerawansa. We all know that Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa is running the show. High time for Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa to retire from politics and allow Gotabaya Rajapaksa to run the country. Otherwise, the government will collapse by pulling into two different directions.

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