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CBK claims Sirisena betrayed SLFP for personal gain

Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga today accused president Maithripala Sirisena for betraying the Sri Lanka Freedom Party(SLFP) for personal gain.

Kumaratunga made these comments in a public letter addressed to all the SLFP supporters.

“The opportunist leaders  including the President of the country have dismissed the views of 95% of the party organizers and have gone ahead with an agreement with the conspirers purely based on personal gain.” Kumaratunga claimed.

“The SLFP has been a party that has respected and upheld democracy. Our party has not hosted murderers, fraudsters and the corrupt, the SLFP will not allow injustice to rule again, ” the former president stressed.

She said it was the first time in history that the SLFP had not put forth a candidate for the presidential elections.

“We have created Presidents and Prime Ministers. My heart cries to see the fate that has befallen the SLFP”

Highlighting that such agreements would lead to the destruction of the SLFP, Kumaratunga urged all SLFP supporters to be more mindful in the forthcoming presidential polls.

“We have to rise against efforts made to destroy this beloved party. I extend my unstinted support to those who have started the fight to protect the party and its policies ”  Kumaratunga said.

The SLFP last week signed an MOU with the SLPP, pledging its support to SLPP presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the forthcoming presidential elections.