President Sirisena’s main objective to sack Ranil Wickramasinghe was to secure his place as the next presidential candidate for Pohotuwa.
According to senior members of the party they have no hope of appointing President Sirisena as their candidate .
Sirisena will not get nomination a senior party member told us in confidence. They have concluded that Sirisena is now a liability and has no chance of even getting 25% after the recent debacle. Sirisena’s ratings have plummeted after what seems to be a constitutional coup. Mahinda Rajapaksa has confirmed that either his brother Gota or Kumar Welgame would be the presidential candidate.
This has been communicated to the UNP leadership. Kumar Welgame’s ratings have gone up after his gentlemanly like behevior. Every one in Mahinda’s party knows why Sirisena betrayed the very people who put him into power. At least now the man has the time realize what he has done to the country and restore the status core with out any further fray or face the wrath of the public and clergy.