UNP defends decision

Sampanthan’s Colombo-7 residence:

31 December 2019 05:43 am - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Justifying the decision to provide an official residence to TNA leader R. Sampanthan, UNP MP Palitha Range Bandara said yesterday his party took this line of thinking upholding its policy of standing up against racial discrimination.

Addressing a news briefing, he said the UNP would not go against the move to provide the said facility to Mr. Sampanthan as it looked into the interests of all Sri Lankans.

“Our founder leader the late Prime Minister D.S. Senanayake established our party by assembling representatives of all ethnic groups. Therefore, the UNP stands for all Sri Lankans. Besides, Mr. Sampanthan had been provided with an official residence following a request made by his party,” he said.

Referring to the recent surprise visit made by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to the Registration of Motor Vehicles (RMV) office in Werahera, he said one did not have to visit institutions and request for system changes because such commands should come from the top.

“The Rs.250 million foreign direct investment project at Baladaksha Mawatha in Colombo was one brought about by former International Trade Minister Malik Samarawickrama during the previous regime. He is the one who negotiated with the investor during the Yahapalana Government,” he said. (Yohan Perera)

 

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  • Edmond Tuesday, 31 December 2019 09:43 AM

    What a waste of Public Money. This guy having all perks and luxury provided by majority and living among majority still wants to go to india(a foreign country) to discuss about separatism. What a ungrateful old scum. UNP fools use public money as their own to do such foolish deeds under the name of racism. Sorry for the masses and the country.

    Buddhika Tuesday, 31 December 2019 09:56 AM

    this statement touched my heart... “Our founder leader the late Prime Minister D.S. Senanayake established our party by assembling representatives of all ethnic groups. Therefore, the UNP stands for all Sri Lankans."

    Vernon Tuesday, 31 December 2019 10:52 AM

    What idiotic reasoning, regarding bungalows and visit to RMV. Are you the UNP spokesman?

    Asoka Kuruppu Tuesday, 31 December 2019 11:19 AM

    Foolish comment. Speaker should have asked Sampanthan to vacate the official residence of the Leader of Opposition.

    Ajith Gunwardane Tuesday, 31 December 2019 12:42 PM

    A senseless person misusing the freedom of expression.


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