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Had the Yahapalana government fulfilled its responsibilities properly, there would be no necessity to observe Black Sunday in protest of the Easter Sunday attack, Minister Prasanna Ranatunga said today.

He said it is an insult to the victims of the Easter Sunday attack that the ministers and MPs of the previous government, which were responsible for the attack, have joined the Black Sunday protest.

"The yahapalana government is fully responsible for the Easter Sunday attack. Ranil, Maithri and everyone who was a cabinet minister in that government should be responsible for it. Not only that, the members of the minority parties who supported the yahapalana should also be held responsible," the minister said at a meeting held at the Udugampola.

He said President Gotabaya Rajapaksa made it very clear on Saturday that those involved in the Easter attack would be punished.

"We are working on that now. Although we are not satisfied with the Commission report, the present government has the responsibility to implement its recommendations," he said.

Meanwhile, the minister said that an investigation should be initiated into the statement made by former state minister and SJB MP Ashok Abeysinghe who said President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Premier Mahinda Rajapaksa should be held responsible for the Easter attack.

"This statement should be investigated immediately. It is a statement made to mislead the people," Ranatunga said.(DSB)

  Comments - 9

  • Roshan samarathunga Sunday, 07 March 2021 03:35 PM

    You should not blame anyone blame the elections

    Jaympathi Sunday, 07 March 2021 03:42 PM

    Why Operation ... Main culprit is in your government.

    RoaringCreek Sunday, 07 March 2021 04:08 PM

    I slam this government and the voters for appointing Standard 8 passed fellows to the legislature.

    Johan Sunday, 07 March 2021 04:10 PM

    Everyone knows whoever in the power is responsible for not preventing such attacks.but the question is whether the power struggle by SLPP is behind the attack

    Michael Ranasinghe Sunday, 07 March 2021 04:14 PM

    Agreed . Had you people were in power the murderers would have been on your bosses pay roll and there would have been no attacks . Inhuman vultures

    Anton Weerasinghe Sunday, 07 March 2021 06:44 PM

    This is not something new, its the blaming game of Sri Lankan politics. This is what happens when uneducated lot get elected the parliament.

    Anthony. R Sunday, 07 March 2021 09:27 PM

    What more can anyone expect from that huge brain of yours, try to catch the Cat , back to the bag. LOL! ! !

    dickie bird Sunday, 07 March 2021 09:43 PM

    Don't talk nonsense Prasanna. Its the same rhetoric each time you open your gab. Just address on things we the public do not know OR shut up and focus on your ministry.

    Leo Monday, 08 March 2021 08:53 AM

    So how does it feel to be back and talk big, and do nothing about it.


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