Govt sure of winning all polls
"Opposition leader Ranil Wickremesinghe, should be the leader of the
UNP for ever. As long as he held that post, the Government was quite
sure of winning all the elections. As such no one should try to change
the leadership of the UNP," said Mahindananda Aluthgamage, Minister of
Minister Mahindananda made above observations addressing an election
rally held in support of two UPFA candidates, H. A. Ranasinghe and
Ananda Aluthgamage contesting the Central Provincial Council election.
The meeting was held at Imboolpitiya Central College Hall.
He said, "A very big thank you is due to Ranil Wickremesinghe for
non-availability of party supporters to hoist at least one green flag in
the Nawalapitiya area. Most of the frontline UNP supporters are now
crossing over to the Government party. Not only the UNPers but also the
JVPers embrace the governing party because they are totally disgusted
with their leadership.
This is happening at national as well as village level. The present
day people are not worried about political differences. They think of
the future of the country. Their only wish is to see the end of the
thirty year old civil conflict. They very strongly believe that
President Mahinda Rajapaksa has the courage to wipe out terrorism from
The Minister said, this is a very decisive election. Everybody has to
take it very seriously. The Commander-in-Chief, the President has
brought the humanitarian war almost to an end. The A-9 road has been
captured by our heroic soldiers after 23 years. The entire world is
watching whether the general public is hailing or approving this
victory. This is an election going to be held in an era when a thirty
year old war is nearing the end and the expectation of the majority, the
peace is going to dawn. Therefore it is the duty of every peace loving
citizen to support the Government.
Aluthgamage said that no country in the world had two parallel goals
like eradicating terrorism and at the same time developing the country.
Both these are happening in our country today. As such the voters have
to be grateful to the Government. So let them vote in favour of the
Government party and defeat the UNP.
Ariyawansa Premakumara, former Chairman, Pasbage Korale Pradeshiya
Sabha, presently the opposition leader who crossed over to the UPFA
stated that he held the chairmanship for a period of 16 years. He had
joined the UNP in the year 1962 when the membership fee was Rs. 2. He
had a long history of 45 years as a UNP politicians. The UNP leadership
never wished to see his progress. They always tried to destroy his
He said the country is in a very dangerous position. At this moment
we can't turn our back to the Government. There should be an undivided
country either to the UNP or to the SLFP to govern. So it is high time
for us to support the existing government.
H. A. Ranasinghe, Ananda Aluthgamage, O. G. Rohana Bandara and
Danister Silva also spoke.