UNP Colombo District MP Sujeewa Senasinghe said that the protest organized by the government today was a strategy to divert the attention of the country. “These protests is a means of hoodwinking the masses, the country is in tatters, both economically and politically. The rule of law is depleting day by day, abductions are on the rise and the cost of living has sky rocketed. The protests are used to hoodwink the masses who are fed up with this government,” he said.
Senasinghe further went on to point out that the impending resolution on the country was due to the governments’ corruption an inability to address the most basic issues of human rights and other relating factors. “If the government took concrete measures to address issues that were a part and parcel of the conflict and the human rights concerns that have been raised both locally and internationally then we would not have had to face this at this juncture, The LLRC report was prepared by our people and not by the United Nations and despite not being satisfied by it I believe that the recommendations should be implemented forthwith,” he said.
Speaking further he pointed out that the general population of the country have not heeded to the governments call to protest against the impending resolution, “This is not only a hoodwinking strategy but a failed strategy as well, if you look at the people who participated at the protests they were all government employees including heads of institutions who actually looked embarrassed to be holding placards. The only reason they must have joined the protest was because they were paid by the government and everything depended on them supporting it,” he said. (Yohan Perera and Hafeel Farisz)
why is ranil supporting the govt if your allegations are true
j Monday, 27 February 2012 12:43 PM
This is similar to during 1987 when the UNP regime started Anti Indian Movement, At last those UNP regime had compelled go ahead with INDIA, but they would not be able to de moralized same force what they create.
How this regime going to demoralize this anti UN mentality when it required to be go ahead with UN?
Finally same complain go against them as 1987.
Jegath Monday, 27 February 2012 12:58 PM
Hats off!! You are quite right here Sir!
Jegath Monday, 27 February 2012 01:11 PM
I'm not a UNPer but I agree with what you say.
D.E.M. Ocracy Monday, 27 February 2012 02:59 PM
HON. SIR SUJEEWA SEMASINGHE WELL SAID EVERY WORD SPOKED IS THEGOSPEL TRUTH.
CONGRATUALTIONS SIR. WE ARE WITH YOU.
YOU SHOULD LEAD THE UNP
sxhabeeb Monday, 27 February 2012 03:09 PM
lost my matchbox in a dark room. because it was too dark there , i came another room where there was light and started search for it.... will i find..
citizen1 Monday, 27 February 2012 11:42 PM
Manipulation only goes so far..
bernard Tuesday, 28 February 2012 03:03 AM
Very true. They are trying to cover up their economic faliures and hoping to win public sympathy by blaming the west.
Shane Monday, 27 February 2012 12:25 PM
organizing a protest supporting the goverment for time being is a waste of time and the material. ela sujeewa.
RAJU Monday, 27 February 2012 12:40 PM
I AGREE WITH YOU SIR, YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY CORRECT, AND IT IS A MEANINGFUL STATEMENT.
Rahmathullah Monday, 27 February 2012 12:29 PM
True, the Government is trying to divert people's attention from mass agitation due to high cost of living resulted by sudden increase in fuel price!
loopd Monday, 27 February 2012 12:51 PM
Well said ... We Sri Lankans have to pay for these guys bloody mistakes !
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