Pro-Rajapaksa 'national organisations' say that some of the recent statements made by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa indicate that he has failed to learn from the past. 
Dr. Wasantha Bandara has stated this when 'Lanka Lead News' has sought the opinion of national organisations regarding the statement made by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa that he knows how to get two-thirds in parliament if the people fail to give him a two-thirds majority at the election. 

"We would be really shocked if the Prime Minister has made such a statement. This would be unjust for the people for voted for the Pohottuwa. Does it mean that we would form a majority regardless of whether you vote or not? That is a serious statement. We feel that he has not learned any lessons from the past.
We have no doubt that whichever faction they garner support from to form a national government and get two-thirds, be it from Ranil, Sajith or Sampanthan, they will use that power to the benefit of separatist and racist forces. Although Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa asked for a two-thirds majority from the people, he didn't clarify what he was going to do with it."