MP Wimal Weerawansa says that an opportunity has now arisen for former president Mahinda Rajapaksa to rectify the previous government’s flaws and infusing life to the nation.
He said so while joining last afternoon in Ratnapura the third rally of the series of people’s rallies being held demanding that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa be named the UPFA prime ministerial candidate.
This rally in which a huge number participated was themed “Let us fulfill the aspirations of the 5.8 million people who voted for Mahinda”.
The rally began with the patronage of MEP leader Dinesh Gunawardhana, NFF leader Wimal Weerawansa, DLF leader Wasudeva Nanayakkaara and PHU leader and Western Provincial Councillor Udaya Gammanpila.
In addition, MPs Y. G. Padmasiri and Shriyaani Wijewikrema as well as a large group including artistes and academics participated in the rally.
Former Ministers representing the SLFP Kumara Welgama, Bandula Gunawardhana, Saalinda Dissanayake, T. B. Ekanayake, S. M. Chandrasena, Mahindaananda Aluthgamagey, Rohitha Abeygunawardhana and more than 25 SLFP MPs including Lohaan Ratwatta, Kamalaa Ranatunga, Roshaan Ranasinghe, Udita Lokubandaara, Dilum Amunugama, Chaamika Buddhadaasa, Vidura Wikramanaayake participated in the rally.
Leader of the Pivithuru Hela Urumaya, Udaya Gammanpila addreing the rally stated that, Minister Rajitha Senarathna is a person who came forward to defeat the SLFP.