UNP in new internal battle over SFJune 12, 2012, 9:55 pm
By Norman Palihawadana
UNP Puttalam District MP Range Bandara yesterday reacted angrily after being advised by the party’s National Organiser Daya Gamage not to keep company of Democratic National Alliance (DNA) leader, General Sarath Fonseka.
Party sources told The Island that Bandara had retorted that he couldn’t abandon Gen. Fonseka to appease the likes of Gamage. Bandara said that General Fonseka wasn’t an ordinary leader but a true patriot acceptable to all.
MP Bandara told ‘The Island’ that he wouldn’t give up his association with the former army commander at the dictates of others.
Asked whether he was on a collision course with Bandara, Gamage said that the party had no objection to the MP having a relationship with anyone, though he shouldn’t forget that their leader was Ranil Wickremesinghe.
Close on the heels of Gen. Fonseka’s release, the Chief Opposition Whip, John Amaratunga, MP, alleged that a section of the party was trying to promote the former army chief.
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