Colombo Telegraph

We Offered So Many Chances To Rajapaksa, Our Doors Are Now Closed: JHU

The real conspiracy is within the government and that is reflected by its senior members who have defected, former UPFA coalition member Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) today said.

Mahinda And Champika

Speaking at a press conference held a short while ago held to announce their stance on the group they would support at the upcoming polls; its General Secretary Patali Champika Ranawaka told media that the doors of the JHU are closed to the government.

“We offered so many chances to President Rajapaksa and now the opportunities have run out. He did not agree to our proposals, therefore we will not support him at the upcoming presidential polls,” he said.

However, they also did not clearly state whether or not they would support the common candidate. Instead he stated that the JHU is open to working with any group that is ready to support their proposals.

“We are having discussions with several opposition parties. We hope to receive a positive response to our proposals by the Common candidate,” he added.

Meanwhile JHU member and Western provincial councilor Udaya Gammanpila told media that they are not interested in raising Ranil Wickremesinghe or Chandrika Kumaratunga into power.

Colombo Telegraph revealed today bout the issues that have been raised by the JHU about CBK being ‘actively involved’ in the common opposition movement. They had expressed concern over the comments that had been made by her in Horagolla about exposing the Rajapaksas. This might have played a role in their indecisiveness so far regarding which candidate/group to support at the upcoming polls.

To listen Champika Ranawaka’s speech click here

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