UNP invites Fonseka to join in toppling Govt.June 19, 2012, 12:00 pm
by Zacki Jabbar
While the former army commander General Sarath Fonseka was speaking in parables, the UNP yesterday invited him to join it, if he really wanted to topple the ‘corrupt and dictatorial’ Rajapaksa regime.
Fonseka, at his first press conference last Thursday, since his release from two and half years in prison, said that he did not intend clinging to the elephant’s tail to capture power.
UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake, addressing a news conference in Colombo yesterday said that a divided opposition would only strengthen the government.
Unless opposition political parties set aside their ideological differences at least temporarily, the Rajapaksa regime, which had scant regard for the rule of law and democratic values, would continue regardlessly, he observed.
The need of the hour was to stop the country being mortgaged and ensuring that democracy was restored, Attanayake said adding "We, appeal to all opposition political parties including General Fonseka to join us in accomplishing the most important task at hand, which is to topple an administration that was too drunk with power and not willing to change its arrogant attitude and detrimental policies."
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