UPFA General Secretary, Minister Susil Premajayantha has said that a disciplinary inquiry has to be held against Minister Wimal Weerawansa’s National Freedom Front (NFF) after the provincial council elections conclude.
Premajayantha has told several ministers that the President has instructed him to inquire into severe statements made by former parliamentarian and leader of NFF’s team at the Eastern provincial Council election, Jayantha Wijesekera. The NFF although a constituent partner of the government is contesting the Eastern provincial Council separately.
Wijesekera has told several public meetings in the Trincomalee District that a vote for the UPFA’s betel leaf would make one of the bombers of the Dalada Maligawa, Pillayan become the Chief Minister of the East. Therefore, he has said a vote for the betel leaf would be a vote to resurrect the LTTE.
Also, Minister Weerawansa on the 4th summoned and urgent press conference and said that Wijesekera has received death threats from several UPFA leaders. He noted that some UPFA leaders were affected by their impending defeat.