UNP will respond to President next week –Harin

2 June 2018 06:22 am - 26     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The United National Party (UNP) would reveal the truth and would respond to the statement made by President Maithripala Sirisena on the Hundred-Day Programme from next week, its newly appointed Spokesman Harin Fernando said yesterday.

“ We will speak about the programme and other things from next Monday when we launch out ‘Sathya (Truth) Campaign,” Minister Fernando said in response to a question raised by journalists as to how would the UNP respond to the sentiments expressed by President Sirisena on the Hundred-Day-Programme.

“We will launch the UNP’s Central Media Unit and the ‘Sathya’ Programme on Monday.

“The party has decided to start up a Central Media Unit and the Sathya Programme as the party feels that is being neglected.

“We feel that the truth is hidden especially considering what had taken place during the last few days,” he added.

“It is our duty to speak the truth and educate the people. Media has the responsibility to inform the truth to the people and people too, have the responsibility to understand what is right. Everyone should understand the truth,” he said.

He said one truth the UNP was going to reveal was that it was the only party that could get an ordinary citizen elected as the President of this country.

“The UNP is a party which has an ability to get an ordinary man elected as President though some have forgotten it. We have fielded those who emerged among ordinary people right form late President Premadasa, Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka and President Maithripala Sirisena, who comes from Polonnaruwa as our Presidential Candidate in the past,” he said.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe who handed over the appointment letter to Minister Fernando said the latter was given the task of heading the publicity unit of the party as he was a capable man.

“It was Harin who laid the foundation for us to win the Presidential and General Elections in 2015,” he said.

He said the publicity unit was created in line with the party’s decision to create a new generation of leaders. (Yohan Perera)





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  Comments - 26

  • Yeti Saturday, 02 June 2018 06:54 AM

    But the boss said.....!

    Sithara Saturday, 02 June 2018 07:04 AM

    Why does your party cling like a leech to the party that you want to expose?

    Ishan Saturday, 02 June 2018 07:18 AM

    Wish you good luck

    DJ Saturday, 02 June 2018 07:24 AM

    Speak of the common man and loot the country. Look at the expenditure that you'll passed for vehicles etc., shocking to say the least. We need educated politicians with a passion to serve our country instead we have voted a bunch of theives. Pls use your publicity stink and answer this Mr. Minister

    Jay Saturday, 02 June 2018 07:51 AM

    Yes, please respond. Before every election the President lets the UNP down although it backfired at the last LG polls but it's high time the UNP got into action as well. The public is in a quandary wandering who is telling the truth!

    Haramanis Saturday, 02 June 2018 08:44 AM

    We are all holding our breath and hoping that "Sathya" will reveal the true story behind the Bond Scam!

    Rajiv Saturday, 02 June 2018 08:44 AM

    Good move, it has been long since UNP responded to any of the allegations made against them from 2015 Bond to today.

    Nelum Fernando Saturday, 02 June 2018 09:20 AM

    You guys came to power by throwing MS into the water as a bait. Unfortunately he still does not understand that he was just a bait.

    Haramanis Saturday, 02 June 2018 12:15 PM

    What a baity President! Best joke post Independence!

    Man Saturday, 02 June 2018 09:26 AM

    Come on! Why don't you have a live debate, as the President wanted, to prove wrong?

    Nihal Saturday, 02 June 2018 11:00 AM

    Yes respond ,,President is in the practice of letting down the party he works with before every election,,,earlier it was Mahinda ,,he ate appa and crosed over,,now his own Govt consisting of UNP he is letting down,,,u must expose this dubious President Sirisena,

    Amali Saturday, 02 June 2018 11:21 AM

    Please also explain to us where in the Bond Report it says that the UNP looted the Central Bank? If appointing a Governor who has acted to benefit his nephew is the crime of the UNP, then the President too is liable since his Secretary has got caught red handed for taking a bribe. Mahinda too is guilty since he appointed as Secretary to the President who had been found guilty by the Supreme Court. I hope the DM would publish this.

    Sunil Saturday, 02 June 2018 12:04 PM

    Nothing can be further away from the truth than this "Sathya". People cannot be deceived as the UNP tried to do with a booklet just before the LG elections.

    Unchikun Saturday, 02 June 2018 12:06 PM

    An all talk man. What has his contribution been?

    Gamaya Saturday, 02 June 2018 12:13 PM

    All you need to do is to highlight the contents of Mr Sirisena's address to parliament on 8th May - 3 weeks prior to this mad outburst! On 8th may it was all about the achievements of 3 years! Dementia or Stupidity only MS will know.

    Ceylon Saturday, 02 June 2018 12:17 PM

    When event happened,respond quickly.delay reply mean weak response.sirisena said lies and shown his dirtyness to all who supported him to be president.this pig need a fitting response.

    Waco Saturday, 02 June 2018 01:21 PM

    What do you mean by " Ordinary People". Please explain. Field Marshall Sarath Fonseka was the ex- (Best ) Army Commander. He had his education at Dharmasoka College, Ambalangoda, and Ananda College , Colombo.His both parents were teachers. He is a self disceplined , Brave Soldier . Much more superior to others.

    Manel Saturday, 02 June 2018 02:15 PM

    Dear Harin Pl change your attair to national dress 'cos tie and jacket has no attraction to the village masses in Sri Lanka.

    Dan Saturday, 02 June 2018 02:18 PM

    By the way, what was the truth about the Google balloon..??

    dd Saturday, 02 June 2018 02:40 PM

    In this book titled, SATHYA, have you revealed everything about Central Bank robbing?

    faizer Saturday, 02 June 2018 03:06 PM

    Will wait and see Mr. Minister

    Waco Saturday, 02 June 2018 03:09 PM

    This man is going to be a total failure. He has a discriminatory attitude.

    Waco Saturday, 02 June 2018 03:11 PM

    No upstairs.

    LP Saturday, 02 June 2018 04:13 PM

    Most people know the sathya.So you can fool few people by saying "Asathya" as it is your sathya.

    62 lakh idiots Saturday, 02 June 2018 04:29 PM

    You need SLFP in 2020. So don't do boru show putha.

    Rasheed Monday, 04 June 2018 11:38 AM

    Form your own Government without SLFP, make SF as MInster of Law and Order, have impartial judiciary system, change the top Police officers, then catch all the rogues, then definitely you will win the next election.

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