By Colombo Telegraph –
“Who says the UNP leadership is threatened by Sarath Fonseka? This is what the Government likes people to believe. General Sarath Fonseka still does not have his civic rights. There is no threat to anybody from him. He cannot pose a challenge to anybody on that account” says UNP Parliamentarian Kabir Hashim
The Parliamentarian made above remarks when asked “has the UNP leadership seen an emerging threat in Sarath Fonseka?” by Daily FT.
In an an interview with Daily FT journalist Chamitha Kuruppu, Kabir Hashim said “it is not a technical matter. To be the Leader of the UNP, one has to contest, be in Parliament, and many other things. However, right now there is a very good understanding between General Sarath Fonseka’s party and the UNP. There are many common issues that we believe in. There are discussions going on. I think General Sarath Fonseka himself says that the UNP and a wider section of parties coming together will be for the good of the country. We are aware of the mischief makers who are trying to create a rift among our parties. Most of us don’t want to let that happen; we want to make sure there is a common alliance of likeminded people and likeminded forces.”