First executive president J.R. Jayewardene had told Wajira Abeywardena during the period R. Premadasa had clashed with Lalith Athulathmudali and Gamini Dissanayake that all three of them would pay with their lives, the MP claimed in parliament.
Pointing to that, Abeywardena said politics should be devoid of enmities.
When Athulathmudali died, the finger was pointed at Premadasa, but no accusing finger was pointed when Premadasa himself and Dissanayake too, lost their lives, said the MP during the committee stage debate on the votes of the ministry of public administration.
Enmities cost them their lives and if we too, do that now, groups outside the country would profit from that, he said.
Also speaking here, PM Dinesh Gunawardena called for a disciplined cabinet in reference to the removal of Roshan Ranasinghe.
“The obligation is there to follow that principle if parliamentary democracy is to be taken forward,” he said.