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UNP ‘s responsibility is to safeguard President: Deputy Minister


4 October 2018 04:25 pm - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


It is the responsibility of the UNP to safeguard President Maithripala Sirisena, Home Affairs Deputy Minister J. C. Alawathuwala said today.

“It is the UNP who got President Sirisena elected as the President of this country and therefore our party cannot have any intention of getting him killed. Therefore the allegation that the UNP is behind the plot to assassinate him is baseless,” the Deputy Minister said.

He said the investigations on the alleged plot are continuing without any political interference.

Also he refuted reports that there is a serious rift between the President and the Prime Minister.

“One should understand that the government is run by two parties and naturally there are debates and arguments in such a situation. Both the SLFP and UNP debate and argue on policies and ensure that people are benefited,” he said in this regard. (Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 4

  • Mama Thursday, 04 October 2018 09:36 PM

    Yeap. After putting UNP in a real mess, are you still wants to look after him

    dickie bird Thursday, 04 October 2018 10:14 PM

    safeguard the President and swindle the coffers of the country.

    Ceylon Thursday, 04 October 2018 11:35 PM

    this ready to jumper must expell from unp.this is the next guard the people,not the very corrupt sirisena.after became president from unp votes,this traitor treating unp thanklessly and very badly.

    Lord Wolfstein Friday, 05 October 2018 10:23 AM

    How does the UNP want to protect the president? Or does the UNP now have storm troopers like Hitler's NSDAP? Only the police is responsible for protecting the president.

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