Grapple over Parliamentary Seat of Ape Jana Bala Party continues. Party Secretary gives Bin Laden Act?

Grapple over Parliamentary Seat of Ape Jana Bala Party continues. Party Secretary gives Bin Laden Act?

15 August 2020 09:14 am

The crisis within Our People of Power Party (Ape Jana Bala Party) over the parliamentary seat it secured through the 2020 Polls has not yet been resolved, as leaders continued to publicly criticise each other, thereby even disgracing the name of Buddhism. 

Athuraliye Ratana Thera, who contested from the Party, told media recently that it was better off without gaining this parliamentary seat at all. 

Meanwhile, Secretary of Bodu Bala Sena Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera speaking to a seminar at Colombo said that the Our People of Power Party has chosen an idiotic person (moda mee harakek) as its Secretary. The Secretary, who is in hiding, is airing video clips thereby giving a 'Bin Laden' act, the Thera pointed out. Everyone's biggest problem at the moment is not the parliamentary seat it secured from the polls, but the post of Secretary, he added.

Reports claimed that this parliamentary seat has raised several legal concerns, for which the Election Commission has recently sought legal assistance from the Attorney General.