SB's grand plan in disarray - Keheliya
S.B. Dissanayake's efforts to 'turn the tide' have boomeranged when
over 6,000 UNPers in Kandy left the UNP and joined UPFA, Foreign
Employment Promotion and Welfare Minister, Keheliya Rambukwella said.
The Minister said a large number of UNPers including members of the
Central Province Local Government institutions are to join the UPFA
before the Provincial Council election.
The unprecedented exodus of 6,000 members from one political party is
a significant event in the country's political history.
"UNP greats such as President Premadasa, Lalith Athulathmudali,
Gamini Dissanayake and Premachandra were assassinated by the terrorists.
"So those leaders wherever they are would certainly bless President
Mahinda Rajapaksa for the defeat of Prabhakaran and his terrorist
"Had D.S. Senanayake been alive today he would have taken Ranil to
task for his infamous Ceasefire Agreement with Prabhakran," the Minister