Tamil Diplomat

Mahinda’s stepping down fatal step: Vasu

Vasudeva Nanayakara has blamed former President Mahinda Rajapakse for giving up his Chairmanship of the SLFP following the defeat as a fatal step. Speaking to the media, he charged that the constituent members of the SLFP-led coalition partners had not been consulted by the SLFP prior to reaching an understanding with newly-elected President/UNP as regards forming a government.

He added that the Socialist Alliance would strongly defend the new government from those attacking it on racial issues.