Colombo, Aug. 4 : Former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa on Tuesday accused Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe’s United National Party (UNP) of attempting to undo his legacy by ‘working hand in glove’ with the Tamil minority party TNA.
According to the Lanka Page, Rajapaksa feared that a ‘separation’ might take place in the country due to possible ‘agreements’ that were being worked out between the UNP and the TNA.
Rajapaksa also targeted the TNA manifesto in which the Tamil party sought a mandate from the Tamilians to a federal form of solution based on Tamil right for self determination.
The former president, who has resisted all Tamil demands for autonomy, is running for a seat in the parliament in the election scheduled for August 17.
Rajapaksa is putting all efforts to retain his support base in the majority Sinhala community who favoured him for his military campaign which ended the LTTE’s over three-decade-old separatist war in 2009. (ANI)