UNP of Dudley, DS no more: President
Posted on October 22nd, 2018

Yohan Perera Courtesy The Daily Mirror

President Maithripala Sirisena today said he, as the common candidate in November 2014, assumed he was allaying with the UNP founded by the late D.S.-Dudley Senanayakes but later on realised that he had not allied with such a UNP.

President Sirisena said this during a ceremony held at the BMICH to commemorate four Senanayakes namely D S, Dudley, R G and FR who had played great roles in securing independence.

The late D. S. Senanayake, did not engage in corruption, did not waste public funds. He was patriotic and adopted home grown agricultural policies. This is why the UNP became a great party. The UNP was built upon the visions of these great men. I hope the UNP would find greatness again and become the real party which was founded by these leaders,” he said.

He recalled that there were two dansalas in Polonnaruwa for Poson for many years.

One was named Bandaranaike Dansala and the other Senanayake Dansala. Bandaranaike Dansala was organized by the SLFPers and Senanayake Dansala was organized by the UNPers. However UNPers could not organize it since 2007. Then I decided to rename the Dansala organized by the SLFPers as Bandaranaike and Senanayake Dansala since I thought we should be grateful to these great UNP leaders,” he added.

While stating that his father was among those who were settled by the late D. S Senanayake, the President stated that he was a mixture of Senanayakes and Bandaranaikes.

Joint Opposition MP Vasudeva Nanayakkara said time had come once again to launch a struggle against imperialists just as late F. R Senanayake did as US led imperialism had come up again today with the leadership of Donald Trump. USA is trying to rule all countries in the world,” he said.

Former Minister Imitiyaz Bakeer Markar who revived memories on late Prime Minister Dudley Senanayake said the late leader always stressed that the issues faced by the Tamils in the North and the East and issues of estate communities were two things which has to be resolved going beyond party politics. He said the late Mr. Senanayake said this in Parliament when a motion was brought to abolish the Tamil Language Act.

Western Province Governor Hemakumara Nanayakkara who paid tribute to the late R G Senanayake said he was a true Buddhist who always held that true Buddhists should respect all religious and ethnic groups. Late R G Senanayake always strived to look after the interests of all people while trying to win real freedom for the country,” he said.

3 Responses to “UNP of Dudley, DS no more: President”

  1. Hiranthe Says:

    You are so pathetic Mr Sirisena. When can you stop telling lies to the nation??

    Your cunningness can still buy people unfortunately.

  2. Dilrook Says:

    Clan politics is the curse of Sri Lanka.

    Dudley and others of the Senanayake cannot be compared with DS Senanayake. Similarly, SWRD Bandaranaike cannot be equated to his wife and children who were nowhere near. Same goes for Mahinda. Same for the Jayawarana (and Ranil) clan and the Premadasa clan. One from a clan is sufficient.

    UNP today is very close to Dudley but nowhere near DS Senanayake.
    SLFP today is very close to Chandrika Bandaranaike but nowhere near SWRD Bandaranaike.

    Sri Lanka is much more than all these clans.

  3. Hiranthe Says:

    How can you still mislead the nation.

    You were not a baby to assume that UNP after JR, RP and Runnil the same as Senanayake’s. You were the General Secretary of SLFP with over 40 years political experience. Moreover, in your words, you were the leader who finished the 30 year old war with lieTTE. Then how can you not understand about the UNP who were opposing the war and who were having a marriage with the separatists and also who were selling the national assets during their previous rule.

    Remember when you tell one lie, you have to tell 10 more lies to cover it, similar to the RAW agent’s affair. If you tell something, please stand by it.

    You then have to apologise from the 62m voters whom you have taken for a ride by telling lies after lies about your opposition MR in the presidential race about Lamborghinis, Golden Horses, Luxury airplanes etc etc.

    You will never do it Mr. Sirisena. You are tired by telling lies now. Please go home and rest by calling for the Presidential Election. No one will come and kill you.

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