President, only leader minorities can trust
Former member of the Sri Lanka main opposition United National
Party’s Working Committee and former deputy mayor of Colombo Azath Sally
yesterday announcing his unconditional support to ensure President
Mahinda Rajapaksa’s victory in the Presidential election said the
President is the only leader that minority parties can trust and depend
on for their prosperity.
Speaking to the media Sally said the UNP today cannot even appoint a
party organizer for Kotte. It has become a party that does not give
right place to right people. He said they have just then appointed a
Muslim organizer after he had left the party.
Explaining why he gave up the UNP, Azath Sally said it was due to the
party leadership taking a decision not to contest the Presidential
Election. This was not his own decision . It was a decision taken by him
on the influence of international powers.
The leader of the party had printed his election manifesto when
Sarath Fonseka left for America.
I was the only politician who said that Fonseka was going to return
to the country as an American candidate.
Fonseka said he would not give any statement to the media until he
puts down his uniform. But he talked with UNP leader Ranil
Wickremesinghe from there for 92 minutes. He also spoke with JVP leader
This was the time the conspiracy was being planned out, he said.
”Is the UNP a party that can sit with the JVP?,” he asked. “ The JVP
killed the chairman of our party and also responsible for killing over
6,000 party supporters. Today the UNP is working with the JVP hand in
Who stands in the way of President Mahinda Rajapaksa besides these
local forces. They are US, UK, Europe, and Norway,” he pointed out.
They want to expel President Rajapaksa from his seat at any cost
because he is an independent leader who will not give into their whims
It was these external forces that asked Wickremesinghe to withdraw
his candidacy for the election and decided to position Sarath Fonseka
for their sinister purpose.
He said Sarath Fonseka was scheming this with America even when he
was in the uniform.