Nanda Mathew will reveal conspirators against Gamini Dissanayake –
“Similar to the conspiracy to defeat Mahinda Rajapaksa at the 2005
Presidential election certain UNPers launched a conspiracy to defeat
Gamini Dissanayake at the 1994 Presidential election.
“Uva Governor Nanda Mathew is aware of the persons behind that
conspiracy and he will vouch that there was a conspiracy, said State
Management Reforms Minister Navin Dissanayake at a UPFA election rally
held at Mahindagama Welikanda, Polonnaruwa recently.
Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena also participated in this rally.
Minister Dissanayake said Gamini Dissanayake became Opposition Leader
after defeating Ranil Wickremesinghe who had been Prime Minister for one
and a half years.
Thereafter Gamini Dissanayake became the UNP presidential candidate
and it was very clear that there was a conspiracy to defeat him at the
Presidential election. The person who was fully aware of the person
behind this conspiracy is Nanda Mathew who is now serving as The
Governor of the Uva Province. Governor Mathew who is the son of late
Minister Cyril Mathew will reveal the name of the person who conspired
to defeat Gamini Dissanayake at the Presidential election by advising
people to burn his posters and desist from holding election meeting to
Minister Dissanayake said certain feudalists in this country
prevented ordinary people from coming to power.
Although late Gamini Dissanayake could not defeat the conspiracy
hatched against him, President Rajapaksa was able to defeat conspirators
by uniting patriotic forces in the country.
“Following President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s victory 17 UNP
Parliamentarians led by Karu Jayasuriya and including me joined the
government to, strengthen the Presidents hands to help him defeat
terrorism and steer the country towards rapid progress.
The country has attained visible development and progress under
President Rajapaksa, he added.