So­cial jus­tice leader says Sirisena gave ‘boot’ to the peo­ple

Sunday Times (Sri Lanka) - - NEWS -

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.

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