Presidential hopeful Sajith Premadasa should not accept an eleven-th hour endorsement by President Maithripala Sirisena, United National Front (UNF) MP Hirunika Premachandra said.
The New Democratic Front (NDF) candidate should not welcome Sirisena’s support even at the last minute as the whole country is opposed to his actions, Premchandra told reporters this morning at a press conference on the controversial presidential pardon granted to Shramantha Jude Jayamaha.
Noting that Premadasa has made it clear that he will not interfere in any judicial proceedings as President, Premachandra said she is happy be to on the Premadasa camp.
“Sajith Premadasa said in a discussion yesterday that his job is not to catch thieves but to let the police and other authorities carry out their duties independently,” she said.
“President Sirisena came into power promising to catch all the thieves but in the end the thieves caught him,” she added.
Premachandra also expressed fear that the man who killed her father Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra may also be pardoned by President Sirisena to satisfy the camp his party is backing at the election.