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UNP parliamentarian Eran Wickramaratne rejected claims made by the UPFA that the clashes among its candidates were to maintain the enthusiasm during the upcoming election because the opposition was too weak to politically challenge the UPFA.

 He said the UPFA’s intra-party clashes were because it had nominated the kith and kin of ruling party politicians as its candidates.

Responding to a question on the shifting of the controversial Rathupaswala factory to Biyagama, Mr. Wickramaratne said such a move was not the solution to the crisis because other factories too could contaminate the ground water.

He said the government into pollution outside the free trade zone as well.

“Countries such as China had spent US$150 million to clean its environment and Sri Lanka should also focus on cleaning its environment,” he said. (Yohan Perera & Ajith Siriwardana)

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  • Andrew Pitugala Monday, 16 September 2013 10:44 AM

    This guy is honouable and an intelectual but how far can he carry the "dead" UNP baggage.

    Ryan Friday, 13 September 2013 09:44 AM

    These fellows remain in UNP for some ulterior motive only.

    kankan Friday, 13 September 2013 09:47 AM

    RW must go to make the UNP strong and rule again.

    UN-Justice Saturday, 14 September 2013 08:50 AM

    No need of unwanted clashes. Finally Voters have the right to select an independent candidate of their choices.

    Andrew Pitugala Monday, 16 September 2013 05:17 AM

    Barring hanky panky !!!!

    jude Saturday, 14 September 2013 04:16 AM

    MR got all the tools to win all elections for the next decade at least???!!!!!

    Kiris Baba Amaray Saturday, 14 September 2013 04:27 AM

    This gentleman talks only the facts, I really admire on his statements as it carries true values. He never utters nu-wantedly.


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