UNP Denies Any Possible Engagement With Bodu Bala Sena

Flatly denying media reports on possible discussions between the United National Party and the Bodu Bala Sena, a senior UNP Parliamentarian told Asian Mirror that his party has nothing to discuss with an extremist organization like the BBS.

When asked about the matter, the senior Parliamentarian who wished to remain anonymous said any discussion with the BBS was strictly against the core principles of the United National arty.

“The UNP always appeared n behalf of the rights of the minorities in the country and any discussion with the BBS will distance minorities from the UNP,’ he added. He said there was no truth in the media reports claiming the UNP was ready to discuss with the BBS over the proposals they adopted at the recently held general assembly.

“The BBS is an extremist movement and a proxy organization of the government. When it comes to a Presidential election, they will certainly align themselves with the candidate of the government. The UNP clearly has no business with the BBS,” the parliamentarian asserted.

Meanwhile, United National Party General Secretary  Tissa Attanayake has said that the UNP would respond to the open invitation presented by the Bodu Bala Sena  to embrace their set of principles before the upcoming presidential election. Speaking to ‘BBC Sandeshaya’ on Sunday Attanayake said that the United National Party (UNP) would first consider and evaluate the BBS principles before jumping into a conclusion.

 

The hardcore Buddhist organization said that they would extend their support to any party that was willing to accept the principals adopted by the BBS convention.

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