Tamil Diplomat

Congratulations on Maithri’s victory not on good governance: Mahinda

Former President and UPFA Kurunegala Parliamentarian Mahidna Rajapakse has observed that he would congratulate Maithripala Sirisena on his victory but certainly not on good governance or ‘Yahapalanaya’.

He was speaking to the media in Kandy after visiting the Dalada Maligawe. He went on that those who supported the formation of this government have been offered posts of opposition, party organizers etc and hence there is no strong opposition. Therefore, there is a need for a good opposition party in the country. There are talks of imprisoning us and it has become possible for them to say so since we have ended terrorism in the island. They are compelled to talk and act in such manner due to pressure by diaspora and the West.