SB receives step-motherly treatment from UNP, says Saliya
UNP Chief Ministerial candidate S. B. Dissanayake who receives
step-motherly treatment from the UNP cannot render much service as
Opposition Leader of the Central Provincial Council. Therefore what he
must do after the February 14 Provincial Council election is to join the
UPFA and strengthen President’s hands and program of work, said S. B.
Dissanayake’s brother and UPFA candidate Saliya Dissanayake.
Dissanayake said the UNP fielded S. B. Dissanayake as the Chief
Ministerial candidate with the sinister motive of blunting his future
political career after the imminent UNP defeat at the Central Provincial
Saliya Dissanayake expressed these sentiments addressing UNPers from
the Hanguranketha electorate who crossed over to the UPFA at a ceremony
at his residence on January 10.
S. B. Dissanayake who dreamt about the Presidency should clear the
hurdle of becoming UNP leader. If S. B. Dissanayake cleared that first
hurdle, he too would lend his full support to him, said Saliya
Dissanayake adding that the Colombo Seven circle which considered the
UNP as their heritage, would never allow S. B. Dissanayake to achieve
He also said that S. B. Dissanayake entered Parliament at the last
general elections by obtaining the least number of votes among the
successful party candidates in Nuwara Eliya district.
It was the fear of losing in Nuwara Eliya which had prompted him to
shift to Kandy district this time, he said.