By Buddhika Samaraweera
If it was wrong to work for Mahinda Rajapaksa’s victory in 2005, to leave the JVP and support victory in the war, and to work towards the victory after Mahinda’s defeat in 2015, I am ready to apologise to the nation, said leader of the National Freedom Front (NFF), Minister Wimal Weerawansa.
Also, if it was wrong to say that Gotabaya Rajapaksa should be made the Presidential candidate and work to make it a reality, I must apologise to the nation, Weerawansa said.
He expressed these views yesterday (9) in response to questions raised by journalists regarding the recent comments made by several members of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) that Weerawansa should apologise for a statement he had made to a newspaper recently about President Gotabaya and the SLPP.
- SLPP demands apology from Wimal over comments on party …colombogazette.com/2021/02/08/slpp-demands…2 days ago · The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) has demanded an apology from Minister Wimal Weerawansa after he proposed that President Gotabaya Rajapaksa be made leader of the alliance. The National Freedom Front leader and SLPP MP had told a local weekend newspaper that Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa must be removed as the leader of the SLPP, and be replaced by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
- Wimal refuses to withdraw statement on SLPP leadershipsrilankamirror.com/news/21581-wimal–refuses-to…Minister Wimal Weerawansa has refused to withdraw his recent statement made with regard to the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna’s (SLPP) leadership. Speaking to reporters today, the leader of the National Freedom Front said he will apologise if the stand he took on key issues in the past, such as the Presidential Election victories of both Mahinda Rajapaksa and Gotabaya Rajapaksa, were also wrong.