Written by Staff Writer
28 Mar, 2019 | 7:15 pm
COLOMBO (News 1st) – The 47th commemoration of the late Philip Gunawardena was held in Colombo yesterday(March 27) under the auspices of opposition leader, Mahinda Rajapaksa. Several public representatives attended the event, the opposition leader paid floral tributes to the statue of Philip Gunawardena.
Following the event, opposition leader Mahinda Rajapaksa responded to several questions raised by the media. He explained that power outages like the ones being experienced these days never happened under his administration.
The opposition leader noted that there was no power crisis like the one which exists now during his tenure.
He said that the public had to suffer from the very beginning of the current government coming to power. He argued that all of these were the result of mismanagement of the government and Sri Lanka would not suffer a power crisis if the current government constructed the power plant in Sampur which his government scheduled to complete by 2017. He added that the country will have to face more power cuts in the future.
Mahinda Rajapaksa mentioned that this year was the year of postponing elections as the government is constantly looking for excuses to postpone elections. Yet he added that he believes there will be an election this year.
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