Former President Chandrika Kumaratunga, MPs Maithripala Sirisena, MKDS Gunawardena and several others who broke ranks with the government recently visited the Bandaranaike Samadhi in Horagolla yesterday. Former President with former Minister Sirisena.
Pic by Nimal Dayaratne
UNP monks back Sirisena
though confused about his
by Shamindra Ferdinando
Two organisations of Buddhist monks, affiliated to the UNP, yesterday pledged their support for Maithripala Sirisena as the common presidential candidate, though both seemed confused about his post-presidential election role.
The Eksath Bhikku Peramuna and the Eksath Jathika Bhikku Peramuna vowed to bring an end to what they called the authoritarian Rajapaksa regime by installing Sirisena as president. Responding to a query, Ven. Thalpotha Dhammajothi Thera said that ....