( Minister Siripala had been strong Rajapaksa loyalist, ideologically, Photo: Asian Tribune)
In a bizarre turn of events ruling coalition partner Sri Lanka Freedom Party, which has failed to take any disciplinary action against Rajapaksa group now wants Tamil National Alliance to take disciplinary action against Northern Chief Minister Wigneshwaran for leading ” Tamil Arise” campaign.
Speaking at a press conference held at their party headquarters the minister who is also a senior deputy president of the SLFP has urged the TNA to take disciplinary action against Mr. Wigneswaran and urged TNA leader R. Sampanthan to make a statement on the damage caused to reconciliation and inter communal harmony reports Daily Mirror.
The press conference was held on 28th Sep.
State controlled Daily News reports that SLFP ministers y totally condemned the conduct of Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran. It further reports Minister in verbatim saying that “Wigneswaran is attempting to create disunity among Sri Lankans by trying to spread communalism and racism, while the government of consensus is making great efforts to reconcile the country. His conduct doesn’t reflect the voice or the opinions of the country’s Tamils, as extremism is a common thing among all communities, including Sinhalese, Tamils and Muslims,”
He has further said that the conduct of the Chief Minister incites extremist political movements of the South.
“As SLFPers, we will never support a federal constitution,” the vice president of the SLFP has stated.