5/25/2014

Change in Wimal Weerawansa's tone after meeting with the President

Sri Lanka's Minister Wimal Weerawansa who met President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday showed a change of tone today.

Addressing a press briefing held in Colombo today, Minister Wimal Weerawansa slammed the attempt of the opposition to field a common candidate at the upcoming Presidential.

Weerawansa said that country did not need a common candidate but a common programme. Wimal laughed at the common candidate branding he or she as a common substitute to bear the defeat when there are no candidates for the parties to field.

He pointed out that Sri Lanka has not so far experienced the effects of ushering apolitical characters into political power.

Wimal's party National Freedom Front submitted the 12 point resolution of the party to the President yesterday and said they expected a positive response from the party. He also vowed to take strong decision unless they would not be able to change the path of the government positively. 

In a nutshell, the proposals seek the government to avoid any attempt to probe the human rights violations in the war internationally or locally, not to devolve power further or to discuss such devolution, to suppress Tamil struggle for state, to revoke concessions provided to multinational companies and to assist local industries, to sign a free trade agreement with China, not to allow casino and drugs and to introduce a new constitution that strengthens central governance.

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