Aug 24, 2018

Namal takes Basil’s position in SLPP Featured

Namal Rajapaksa has claimed the behind-the-scene leadership position of the SLPP from Basil Rajapaksa on the order of the former president, according to ‘Anidda’.

The youth front led by him has been given the task of organizing the ‘Jana Balaya Kolambata’ public rally that is due to take place on September 05.

Mahinda Rajapaksa has spoken to top figures of the joint opposition, such as Dinesh Gunawardena, Wimal Weerawansa and Vasudeva Nanayakkara, and asked them to support Namal.

With that, Namal has been the leading speaker in most grassroots level meetings of the party.

On August 20, he answered their questions in a facebook chat.

The media supporting the JO is also giving him prominence.

Young MPs loyal to him such as Shehan Semasinghe, Kanchana Wijesekara, Kanaka Herath, Dilum Amunugama, D.V. Chanaka, Roshan Ranasinghe and Piyal Nishantha is giving him the backing.

Due to this situation, most members of the JO have become disappointed and unhappy.