Former sports minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage should be apologising to the Cricket players for his false claims on the 2011 World Cup, national organiser of the United National Party Naveen Dissanayake said.
He made this observation speaking to a public gathering in Kothmale today (04).
"It is wrongdoing to level allegations without evidence. The baseless accusations levelled by former minister Aluthgamage have proven to be null. Therefore, he should be taking the responsibility for it. We express our utmost objection and disgust over this act committed to embarrass and assault the Cricket players. This, according to how I feel, is an election strategy. I views these statements made without any evidence and reason as mere lies. He should apologise to the cricketers.
The people of the hillside clearly favour the United National Party and the Aliya symbol. I am confident that they will not be voting beyond that. In this general election, we will be securing two seats from the Nuwara Eliya district for the United National Party under the Aliya symbol for sure. Should we work harder, we may even be able to secure three seats.
As the new president of the Ceylon National Plantation Workers' Associaiton, I was falsely accused by former minister Digambaran that I had expressed objection over the proposal to pay the Rs. 1000 wage to the plantation workers. In fact, no such thing had happened. I agree to provide Rs. 1000 after having discussions with the plantation owners and the trade unions. I am not of the capacity to interfere in the process," he said.