Be honest and tell you want more ministers: MR

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Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa called on the government on Saturday to be honest and say that that it wanted to increase the number of ministers without hoodwinking the people by talking about a national government.

The former president visited the Dalada Maligawa and the Malwatte and Asgiriya temples in Kandy and said to the media after these visits, that the leaders of the government who trumpeted to limit the number of ministers to 30 are now attempting to increase the number according to their wishes.

Mr Rajapaksa said that the there was a move to form a broad alliance to defeat this government at the forthcoming elections and replying to a question on the leadership of that alliance said that it would be none other than himself, who has to be the leader.

Speaking on the current trade action by the Customs officials, he alleged that the leaders of the government removed the Customs Director-General P.S.M. Charles, who has been a very efficient official, in order to protect fraudsters. He

praised Ms Charles for taking measures to eradicate fraud and corruption in the Customs Department. (J.A.L. Jayasinghe and Nadeeka Daya Bandara)

Video by Nadeeka Daya Bandara

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  • karthik Sunday, 03 February 2019 07:42 PM

    You all belong to the same family of hoodwinking the people all the time.

    Hiran Sunday, 03 February 2019 10:44 PM

    Likewise, be honest and say, you did in fact get the SLPP membership, and is not eligible to hold the post of the opposition leader and be a member of parliament. You lied because the coup was halted in its tracks by the Supreme Court.

    Indika Monday, 04 February 2019 05:46 AM

    Be honest and tell that you wanted all the cases against your family members out of the way when you unconstitutionally became the Prime Minister in October 26th.

    Ghost Monday, 04 February 2019 06:50 AM

    Paving the way if and when he comes back???

    Buwa Monday, 04 February 2019 08:38 AM

    MR, Likewise be honest and tell you want to become Prime Minister to make your son President one day.

    ase Monday, 04 February 2019 10:12 AM

    "honest" means form your view is "horns-first" for the people.

    charles Tuesday, 05 February 2019 02:01 AM

    People should know by now both parties are no different.

    Lion Tuesday, 05 February 2019 11:44 PM

    Be honest and say that you want power to save your family


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