Describing common opposition candidate Maithripala Sirisena as a gentleman, UNP national organizer Daya Gamage says it is certain Mr. Sirisena will definitely fulfil the agreements he has reached with parties to his candidature.
Mr. Gamage was giving an interview to ‘Irida Divaina.’
Full interview in Sinhala,
Why we have put forward a common candidate is because we have a common agenda which will serve all communities irrespective of their ethnicities,” said UNP national organizer Daya Gamage.
He was giving an interview to ‘The Sunday Leader’ regarding the future course of action by the joint coalition.
“We are making a common platform and this coalition is not made up persons with individual agendas and instead it is in order to find common solutions for the issues facing the country. We are doing all this on behalf of the country. We have even as a party put the country first before party in a bid to safeguard democracy,” said Mr. Gamage.
Excerpts of the interview by Camelia Nathaniel
Q: Now that the common candidate has been named, what is the next step with regard to gaining the support of the minority parties?
People should understand that it is the president, and no one else, who reduces as well as increases the prices of commodities, says UNP national organizer Daya Gamage.
He is giving an interview to ‘Sanduda Hamuwa’ of today’s ‘Lankadeepa’ newspaper.If the people are deceived at the upcoming presidential election too, to deceptions like price reductions aimed at elections, they will have no help from anywhere, he warned.It is a shameless thing to reduce prices once after increasing electricity tariffs eight times to make it the world’s costliest, and after increasing gas prices 10 times, pointed out Mr. Gamage. Answering a question, he said the Uva provincial council election results make it clear the people do not believe the pro-government media’s canards that the UNP was having an internal crisis.