Friday, 16 October 2020 08:44

Will Basil expel Wimal?

The pro-Basil Rajapaksa faction of the SLPP has said that Wimal Weerawansa and his party would have to be expelled from the government if they continue to create problems in the government based on the 20th amendment to the constitution.

They point out that Wimal Weerawansa is not a person who should be taken into consideration by Basil Rajapaksa, who did not hesitate to oust Mangala Samaraweera, who played a pivotal role in bringing Mahinda Rajapaksa to the presidency in 2005, at a time of conflict.

Although Mangala Samaraweera, who had the most crucial responsibilities of nominating Mahinda Rajapaksa for the presidency, carrying the support of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) which was the decisive factor for him, and managing the management of the 2005 presidential election, was ready to create a revolt within the party, it was Basil Rajapaksa who decided to expel him from the party. Despite questions about the political correctness of the party, Basil Rajapaksa did not hesitate.

Looking at the role played by Mangala Samaraweera in 2005, the Basil faction has questioned what Wimal Weerawansa has done to make Gotabhaya Rajapaksa the President.

Wimal Weerawansa's assertion that he was the one who made Gotabhaya Rajapaksa President in particular is ironic, but they point out that it is tolerable to say that such thinking cannot create problems in the government and allow such problems to arise.

They also say that Wimal Weerawansa is making false media appearances based on the 20th Amendment in order to add another subject to his ministry, transfer the secretary of the ministry and obtain several chairmanships from the corporation. Weerawansa is wrong if he is going to win.

They say that Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, like Mahinda Rajapaksa, does not try to please people like Wimal Weerawansa.

Wimal Weerawansa has sent a group of intermediaries to hold talks with Basil Rajapaksa, but Basil Rajapaksa's factions say that he does not have such an interest. The Basil faction emphasizes that although Wimal Weerawansa has decided not to vote for the 20th Amendment, Basil Rajapaksa will definitely pass the 20th Amendment in Parliament and some of Wimal's party members will join the Basil faction.



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