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The United National Party (UNP) yesterday rejected the remarks made by President Maithripala Sirisena on Independence Day and in Parliament on Wednesday.

Addressing a news briefing, UNP MP Mujibur Rahman said the speech made by the President on Independence Day was a political speech and added it was not suitable for such a remarkable day.

“It became obvious that the President delivered the speech in order to gain political advantage rather than delivering a speech which would help the country to move forward,”

He said the President criticised the UNP saying that he would not agree with forming a national government.

“It means that the President does not agree with the policies of his government. We feel sorry for the President,” Mujibur Rahman said.

The President’s remarks clearly depict that he is canvassing for the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and working against the UNP.

Therefore, the MP said there was a necessity to strengthen the UNP in number which was why they pondered of going for a national government.

Meanwhile, UNP MP Ashu Marasinghe said the remarks made by the President in parliament could not be condoned and added they totally rejected them.

“His speech in parliament was unbecoming of a President and rather reflected the role of the SLFP chairman. He criticized the Speaker, Constitutional Council and the Human Rights Commission in public,” he said. (Sheain Fernandopulle)

 

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  • Buddhist Friday, 08 February 2019 03:24 AM

    No point in having media meetings, bring an impeachment motion to the Parliament.

    C.K.Lankaputhra Friday, 08 February 2019 05:50 AM

    As understood by us, our President may be only head of state in the world who insulted his own country in an Independace day speach. What a shame.

    Rohantha Friday, 08 February 2019 07:09 AM

    What do you expect from him. You people , like your leader are too naive to believe him after what he has done. Your leader was only interested in getting back the premiership. He is not concerned about any other thing.

    SL Friday, 08 February 2019 07:26 AM

    Anything regarding the Wanathawilluwa innocents who were playing monopoly with Explosives!

    BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 08 February 2019 09:07 AM

    This is obvious and bound to happen when we Sinhalese always elect fellows who should be 3-wheeler drivers into Parliament.

    Samson Friday, 08 February 2019 09:21 AM

    No point wasting time talking. Move motion in parliament to have a presidential election and get rid of him.

    Don Friday, 08 February 2019 09:29 AM

    He is a cobra with two heads and two tongues.

    rohani Friday, 08 February 2019 09:43 AM

    Endorse all comments that are true.

    Renu Friday, 08 February 2019 10:20 AM

    Pedigree matters a lot. Blame must go to Ranil Chandrika and others

    Ram Friday, 08 February 2019 11:27 AM

    Any comment regarding Badudyudeen’s tax cut down on Pepper imports so as his brother can import pepper and re-export to India labeled with made in Sri Lanka to get the tax benefit .By this act thousands of pepper farmers have lost their income.

    parakum Friday, 08 February 2019 03:19 PM

    It says that it takes few generations of good upbringing to breed a gentleman. What you expect from an ungrareful Grama Niladhari.


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