Other MPs are strongly objecting to Basil Rajapaksa who goes against common decisions of the joint opposition.
Taking unilateral decisions without consulting other leaders of JO affiliate parties has worsened the situation into a crisis, say reliable sources. Members of those parties had not been invited for certain seminars held recently. Basil’s conduct has had an impact on Roshan Ranasinghe’s withdrawal from the JO and Wimal Weerawansa’s pulling out of the steering committee of the Constitutional Assembly.
Gotabhaya Rajakasa has not approved of Basil’s conduct. Chamal Rajapaksa, too, is avoiding events organized by Basil, while Mahinda remains undecided. A group of JO MPs has raised this with Mahinda, who advised them not to get alarmed. Previosuly, Kanchana Wijesekara left the JO after complaining.