The hooting by the Joint Opposition supporters in front of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) headquarters during the Paada Yathra was an insult to their own party, Irrigation and Water Resources Management Minister Wijith Wijayamuni Zoysa said today.
Addressing a media briefing, the Minister said it was an unfortunate incident not only for the party members but also for the all the SLFP supporters in the country. He said the former President’s response to this incident was not an excuse.
“The former President said that this hooting has been done by a group, who is not connected to them. It is not a justifiable clarification. There were many responsible Parliamentarians and including the former President at the time of the incident. Several young Parliamentarians including Namal Rajapaksa were also presented,” he added.
The Minister questioned how would the Opposition govern a country, if it could not manage protest walk from Kandy to Colombo in a well behaved manner.
Meanwhile, he said President Maithripala Sirisena’s silence and tolerant response for such ill-mannered incidents was not his weakness.
“He is silent in order to protect the unity in the party. His motive is to keep the party without any rifts,” he added. (Kalathma Jayawardhane)
Nihal Amarasekera Thursday, 04 August 2016 04:59 AM
Hoot the looters and boot the sinners.
A.Withanage Thursday, 04 August 2016 02:35 PM
This gentlemen a peoples reject is the one who compares a former leader to worlds worst terrorist. Disgracing our leaders regardless their previous deeds is Disgracing his own nation in the national and international stage. These guys are the traitors to the party and the nation. via DM Android App
MR DID NOT GIVE AN EXPLANATION. HE ONLY GAVE AN EXCUSE THAT HE WAS IGNORANT OF THE INCIDENT
ANTON Thursday, 04 August 2016 09:35 AM
ARA SOYSA ARA , SEEMS LIKE YOUR PEOPLE WERE IN NUDITY , AS USUAL.
Thomas Ranger Thursday, 04 August 2016 09:45 AM
Don't take the Presidents' silence as a weakness. He is not as pig headed as the former one but will act very diplomatically at the proper time.
malij Thursday, 04 August 2016 10:18 AM
Hooting has not surprised anyone. Nothing to worry. It is the typical behavior of cronies and thugs in this country who lick the boots of the politicians and take part in such carnivals at the whims of their masters. But there is a silent majority who would use their vote wisely when the time come.
Hiran Thursday, 04 August 2016 10:51 AM
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