Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Parliamentarian Wimalaweera Dissanayake says that if the party does not take any action against the secretary of Pothuwil electoral organizer and henchmen who attacked the chairman of the Dehiaththakandiya Pradeshiya Sabha, he will resign from his post of district organizer for Ampara electorate.
A group of SLPP thugs raided the residence of Mr. Sudath Deshapriya, the chairman of the Dehiaththakandiya Pradeshiya Sabha, yesterday (13) around 1 am, and threatened him to remove him from his position as the chairman by 8 am the following day.
A protest against the assault was also carried by Parliamentarian Wimalaweera Dissanayake.
"How dare one's trying to take off a chairman position? I am the district leader for Ampara electorate and an organizer is appointed to Pothuwil even without my consent. Please make an inquiry regarding this. We made our party with no violence, if thugs are leading the party now, we're not ready to continue this journey. If the party does not make any formal statement regarding the incident, I will resign from my position as the district organizer. We can't allow parachute men to destroy our party", Mr. Dissanayake said.