Written by Bella Dalima
27 Jun, 2014 | 8:26 pm
Project Minister of Highways, Ports and Shipping, Rohitha Abeygunawardena says a progressive opposition cannot be established while retaining conspirators and individuals who destroyed the opposition, in key positions.
He points out that the lack of a strong opposition in the country is a major loss to both the people and the government.
He shared these following views:
“As the government, as the governing party of this country, we request, the opposition leader of this country, to establish a progressive opposition in line with our progressive government which has strengthened development and the economy.”
“We ask Wickremesinghe to give us such an opposition. How can this opposition become a strong and progressive opposition? Look at who is inside. Mangala Samaraweera who was chased out from our party is within this opposition. Why have these people been given leadership? Look at their history.”
“They have a history of betrayal. It is these betrayers that have been given leadership in the opposition. These are the people who gave leadership to the cinnamon pole brigade. Take a look at the Working Committee. The Working Committee is being led by Karu Jayasuriya. What did he do? He crossed over to our government with eighteen others, saying that they do not need the United National Party and that they cannot journey forward with the United National Party.”
“These are people who betrayed their party. It is people like this that Wickremesinghe has drawn close and has given leadership of the working committee to. Opposition Leader, you have a responsibility to clean up your party. You have a responsibility to clean up Sirikotha. Throw out the fleas and dogs from Sirikotha. Throw out all these unnecessary persons from Sirikotha. Throw them out, wash Sirikotha in milk and establish a clean UNP once again. If you try to move forward with these persons, the UNP will never be able to move forward as an opposition in this country.”
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