Social justice leader says Sirisena gave ‘boot’ to the people
Professor Sanath Wijesuriya, who in 2015 was at the forefront of the campaign to bring President Maithripala Sirisena to power, used a simple analogy to describe the feelings of those who voted for Mr. Sirisena and now let down by his decision to join hands with Mahinda Rajapaksa:
“It’s like a girl placing all her trust in a boy, only to have him ditch her and go off with another girl leaving her heartbroken and dejected. This is how people who voted for Mr. Sirisena feel today,” Prof. Wijesuriya said during his speech at the third year commemoration of Venerable Maduluwawe Sobitha thera who was the architect of the National Movement for Social Justice that helped bring President Sirisena to office.
Prof. Wijesuriya now heads the National Movement For Social Justice.