Dec 01, 2017

Basil sidelines NFF: Weerakumara to take decision Featured

A majority of MPs in the NFF, led by Wimal Weerawansa, is critical of the ‘Carlton gang’ of Basil and Namal Rajapaksa, who oppose anti-government forces and grassroots level leaders who want the joint opposition to join forces against the UNP when contesting  the upcoming election for local government institutions.

At a JO parliamentary group meeting recently, NFF’s deputy leader Weerakumara Dissanayake told ex-president Maithripala Sirisena that there was a conspiracy to sabotage the JO’s talks with the SLFP.

Dissanayake noted that mathematics at an election was very simple and involved additions and multiplications, not deductions and , but Namal spoke strongly against allying with the SLFP.

After the meeting, a majority of the participants thanked Dissanayake for his speech.

Wimal kept silent

However, top figures of the NFF were surprised by the silence of their leader Weerawansa for the duration of the meeting.

There is suspicion that that is the result of a secret discussion Weerawansa has had recently with a top UNP figure who is close to that party’s leader, in his car near Independence Square in Colombo.

NFF unfairly treated

Meanwhile, reports say the NFF has been unfairly treated when preparing the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna’s nomination lists, with Basil omitting the names of a large number of the party’s nominees.

In light of this situation, Dissanayake is to take a decisive political decision within days, say NFF sources.

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