UNP has neither agenda nor future - Weerawansa
National Freedom Front Leader and Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa
yesterday said the UNP is in the process of devising various mechanisms
to minimise their destined defeat at the forthcoming Uva, Jaffna and
He said the UNP is totally stranded in the face of Government’s
success in many fronts including the eradication of terrorism.
“The UNP has neither an agenda nor a future and supporters have
started defying the party leaders” ‘ he said.
Addressing the media, Weerawansa said the UNP is planning to gain
political mileage over the issue of Northern displaced civilians at the
He said the UNP parliamentarians who seek Government’s permission to
enter the welfare centres where displaced civilians are living had very
close links with the terrorists.
These parliamentarians have reportedly dined with the LTTE leaders
and given them accommodation when they came to Colombo.
The displaced people have a right to vote if they are registered
voters of the area where the elections are held irrespective of their
present condition, he said.
The UNP Government barred all Opposition parliamentarians from
visiting the detention camps where thousands of youth were held during
the 1988-89 insurgency after President Mahinda Rajapaksa as a
Parliamentarian and human rights activist visited the Boosa detention
The Government’s victory at the forthcoming Uva Provincial Council
election is inevitable.
The people of all communities in the province will show the world
that they are with the Government which established peace in the
These people know better than any other that international forces are
still hovering around the country to meddle with the country’s internal
affairs even after the terrorism was completely wiped out from the
He said JVP leader Somawansa Amarasinghe has also admitted that
Government has fulfilled 50 percent of the challenge that lies ahead of
the country, he said.