Charging that the Minister of External Affairs Professor G.L. Peiris was responsible for the current diplomatic crisis, the United National Party (UNP) today urged him to resign from his post immediately.
UNP MP Harin Fernando told a news conference that Minister Peiris should step down as he had failed to perform his duties towards the nation. He blamed the Minister for failing to maintain the diplomatic ties with the closest neighbour India. He said the external Affairs Minister did not play his role to defend Sri Lanka at the UNHRC where a resolution was passed against Sri Lanka.
Referring to the crisis with India, Mr. Fernando said Sri Lanka was in a sorry state as none of the Ministers were able to visit the subcontinent to take up the case with South India.(Yohan Perera)
Well said. The UNP too is in a very bad state losing grass root level support. The cause of the leader of UNP, Ranil. He should resign in order to form a strong opposition to topple this regime.
rohanthe Friday, 29 March 2013 01:04 PM
resign wei kiyala thamai baya.
Dinesh Friday, 29 March 2013 01:08 PM
It the UNP leader who should resign for bringing the party to the weakest point in the history, thereby allowing the government to do as they please.
AmilaG Friday, 29 March 2013 01:16 PM
Resign. With the luxury they are in more are waiting to join the government what ever happens to the county or the people.
Mahinda Leelaratne Friday, 29 March 2013 01:20 PM
What do you tell about 23 countries supporting Sri Lannka. Do you have to resign for that??? Talking inside the country is easy, but the diplomatic career is difficult. You will keep on talking like this until you come to power. We remember how UNP foreign policy was since 1977. India dropped dhal into Sri Lanka.
Kodituwakkuarachchi Friday, 29 March 2013 01:25 PM
Inside the country they ban hate SMS but no ban on public hate speeches.
don Friday, 29 March 2013 01:56 PM
Should have resigned long time ago. Are his kith and kin on government's payroll?
idroos2002 Friday, 29 March 2013 02:09 PM
Sri lanka should engage with all stake holders to bring this battle to a close
Melbourne Major Friday, 29 March 2013 02:13 PM
UNP will get blessings from the Govt re this move
Dhammika Friday, 29 March 2013 02:20 PM
GLP is a joker , insult to Sri Lanka .
Terrace Friday, 29 March 2013 03:36 PM
Why UNP blaming others they should clealy say what GOSL doing agains their minorities are unacceptable, hence peace looking countries will oppose GOSL policies
kautilya Saturday, 30 March 2013 04:21 AM
Prof. GL. Please go home.You are trying to escape by making former FM as the scape goat for current diplomatic debacle. What a joke man
Thomas Saturday, 30 March 2013 04:01 PM
A Guy robbed UNP votes & crossed over to MR side for material benefit. Definitely he shouls Resign
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