Somawansa vows to stop Rajapaksa from entering parliament


By Harischandra Gunaratna

Ex-JVP leader Somawansa Amarasinghe yesterday said that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa would not be elected to parliament at the forthcoming general election and he would mobilise forces to thwart the former President’s attempts to enter Parliament.

"Mahinda Rajapaksa receiving nomination to contest the next general election consequent to a similar plan by corrupt elements of the SLFP to make a comeback and that would lead to bloodletting," the former JVP leader said.

Amarasinghe, was speaking at a conference organised by the National Council for a Clean Tomorrow, said the UPFA had ceased to exist following the exit of the JVP in 2004 and what remained was the SLFP with some nameboards.

"In a few days we will start our campaign to get rid of all those corrupt elements seeking nominations and defeat a conspiracy being hatched to destabilise the country.

He said that President Maithripala Sairisena was under pressure and had failed to deliver on the promises made during the last presidential election.

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