Fertiliser issues a result of Rathana Thero’s conspiracies: OPPP General Sec.

The suspension of chemical fertilisers and the issues faced in the organic fertiliser push are a direct result of Venerable Athuraliye Rathana Thero’s conspiracies, according to the National Organiser of the Our Power of People Party (OPPP) Dr. Susantha Kodithuwakku.

Such statements were made when Dr. Kodithuwakku addressed the media yesterday (16) following the decision made by the Party to sack the Thero from the Party.

“The Party has no use for someone who misuses the Party’s votes to broker political deals. Our belief is that he simply wants to remain in Parliament and reap the benefits,” he stated.

According to Dr. Kodithuwakku, the Party suspects that the Thera wants to destabilise the Government while remaining as a part of it.

“He is actively contributing towards destroying this Government from within,” he said.

This comes after the Party decided to expel the Thero from the Party. Election Commission Chairman, Nimal G. Punchihewa said he was informed of the matter in writing by the OPPP’s General Secretary.

Rathana Thero was appointed by the ‘Ape Jana Bala Pakshaya’, also known as Our Power of People Party (OPPP) on December 18 last year to fill its National List Parliamentary seat which was left vacant for several months following a long-drawn dispute within the Party.