We will continue to support the Unity Government and protect it till 2020 even if the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) decides to leave the alliance, the Tamil Progressive Alliance (TPA) led by Minister Mano Ganesan said today.
Addressing a press conference, TPA Deputy Leader Palani Thigambaram said that though some parties were keen on breaking up the present coalition the TPA would defend it to the end.
The minister said due to the financial liabilities left behind by the Rajapaksa regime, the present government had been unable to share the benefits of development with the public as yet, but they were confident that this would change for the better in the coming years.
He also said that their alliance believes that the government would not protect those accused of wrongdoings and that the law should be enforced equally to all citizens after impartial inquiries are conducted. “I don’t know whether Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake is guilty of the charges brought against him. However if he has committed a crime we believe that even he should be punished under the good governance policy of this government,” the minister said.
Meanwhile, commenting on the attack on the two policemen in Jaffna recently, he said one or two isolated incidents had been reported but they were not of a serious nature. He said under the present government there is no opportunity for terrorism to raise its ugly head again, therefore the people should not be unnecessarily afraid.
Minister Thigambaram also warned that some private media institutions were carrying out mud-slinging campaigns in the hopes of tarnishing his image. He said media freedom was a part of a vibrant society and it is also the responsibility of the media to carry unbiased news. (Thilanka Kanakarathna)
With all due respect to TPA Palani Thigambaram, the TULF under Amirthalingam said the same about the "boys" of Jaffna - nothing to worry about - boys will be boys etc etc...- The result was 30 years of terror including the murder of Amirthalingam at the hands of the "boys"
AjithZ Tuesday, 01 August 2017 05:31 PM
This is good. Even the SLFP should remain till the term is over and do the best to serve the country. Its fair to allow unity government the full term. Don't think they can do any worse than the previous one.
sach Wednesday, 02 August 2017 06:52 AM
yeah like destroying terrorism and developing the country..what is worse? This gov is selling strategic assets to run day to day expenditure
Modaya Tuesday, 01 August 2017 05:53 PM
Unity is the need of the hour...Yes agree Media should uphold their professionalism as well as their ethics without looking for political kickbacks from JO.
mr bean Tuesday, 01 August 2017 06:12 PM
Yes, looks like that you guys have not looted enough.
SL Tuesday, 01 August 2017 07:30 PM
will there be a country to govern at the end or RW-MR gvt?
johan Tuesday, 01 August 2017 08:38 PM
Previous Govt. Alibaba and forty thieves was not a transparent government
sach Wednesday, 02 August 2017 06:53 AM
Minority racist parties are hell bent on saving this govern which destroy SL.
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