“We do not have any personal passion for the individual, Ranil Wickremesinghe. There are no ‘relationships’ between ACMC and the UNP either,” said the Leader of ACMC Rishad Bathiudeen.
“We ACMC stand with UNP chiefly to safeguard democracy and to uphold our constitution that has been violated repeatedly and we join UNP’s call against this violation.”
ACMC Leader Bathiudeen was addressing the press immediately after returning from the Police Headquarters giving his statement to CID on the alleged plot to assassinate him as revealed by the media recently.
“We are against the illegal appointment of Mahinda Rajapaksa as Premier. President Maithripala Sirisena has used a power he does not have as President, in making this appointment,” he said.
“We will never support this constitutional violation or any other violations. The violation could be by the President, PM or even anyone else; we oppose the violation of Sri Lanka’s constitution by anyone which is anti-democratic.”
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