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Chief Government Whip and Highways Minister Johnston Fernando today said that the Opposition Leader and SJB should learn from the examples of their counterparts in other democracies and give priority to national interests.

Minister Fernando also urged the SJB to support the investigations into the Easter Sunday carnage rather than acting like a 'headless chicken'.

Speaking to the media after attending a meeting to review the measures in place against COVID-19 in the Kurunegala District at Wilgoda SLPP office, the minister said that opposition parties in other countries have placed the national interests above their party agendas and politics. “Such developments could be seen in all democracies. Take a look at our opposition. They make wild allegations against investigations into the Easter Sunday terror attacks. The latest is criticising the arrest of Rishad Bathiudeen. They allege that it is a media circus to please Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith,” the minister said.

He urged the people to remember how the same political leaders had been mocking the military operations during the times of war thinking that the LTTE was undefeatable. It is the very same people now demanding the release of Bathiudeen. The opposition leader and his party men should be ashamed of their acts. The Easter Sunday carnage is a result of their mistake.

The opposition is trying to derail the ongoing investigations through various means. Recently religious and civil organisations exposed one of their plots to drag Catholic people in their protests. Don’t they have concerns for the national security of this country,” the Chief Whip questioned.

Minister Fernando said he had called numerous times in opposition to support the government at least to carry out the Easter Sunday carnage investigations. (Yohan Perera)

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  • Brain Monday, 03 May 2021 05:17 AM

    All you 225 in the parliament are headless chickens.

    Lanka Monday, 03 May 2021 05:21 AM

    Johny, the war was completed by FMSF.

    Farieze Monday, 03 May 2021 06:05 AM

    You stop blaming then and do your duty. Shouting at each other won't solve our problem

    Andrew Silva Monday, 03 May 2021 06:06 AM

    At least they have heads but Jonny boy you don't have a head.

    Lumbini Monday, 03 May 2021 06:17 AM

    It is unfortunate that you forgot how you acted like a headless chicken in the past.

    RoaringCreek Monday, 03 May 2021 06:20 AM

    The opposition is other democratic countries are not joining with the ruling party to loot the country. That is because they are honest.

    RoaringCreek Monday, 03 May 2021 06:26 AM

    You guys kept chanting "අතිගරැ ජනාදිපති තුමා". Now when pushed to a wall you want opposition help. This movement came into power on the bond scam, Ester bombing and selling Sri Lanka assets. You have not solves any of the above and now feeling the heat. The same thing which happened on of your leaders main supporter Ranil, will happen to the Buds at coming elections.

    Mohan Monday, 03 May 2021 06:28 AM

    Ruling party behaves like alibaba and forty thieves

    Charles Jansz. Monday, 03 May 2021 06:34 AM

    Might be good to practice what you preach and work with the Opposition when the nation is in crisis!

    Anton Weerasinghe Monday, 03 May 2021 06:36 AM

    kettle calling pot black, your behaviour is excellent ha ha ha,

    Tarantula Monday, 03 May 2021 06:54 AM

    Look who is talking, as if HE has a head!!!

    Martin Milton Monday, 03 May 2021 07:59 AM

    ENOUGH of this ongoing criticisms! Please do YOUR job without all this shouting for nothing in the face of this massive crisis for the people. DO something instead of being a foolish shouting pest uttering pure 'gibberish' in this present crisis. MM

    Martin Milton Monday, 03 May 2021 07:59 AM

    ENOUGH of this ongoing criticisms! Please do YOUR job without all this shouting for nothing in the face of this massive crisis for the people. DO something instead of being a foolish shouting pest uttering pure 'gibberish' in this present crisis. MM

    Martin Milton Monday, 03 May 2021 07:59 AM

    ENOUGH of this ongoing criticisms! Please do YOUR job without all this shouting for nothing in the face of this massive crisis for the people. DO something instead of being a foolish shouting pest uttering pure 'gibberish' in this present crisis. MM

    Martin Milton Monday, 03 May 2021 07:59 AM

    ENOUGH of this ongoing criticisms! Please do YOUR job without all this shouting for nothing in the face of this massive crisis for the people. DO something instead of being a foolish shouting pest uttering pure 'gibberish' in this present crisis. MM

    Martin Milton Monday, 03 May 2021 07:59 AM

    ENOUGH of this ongoing criticisms! Please do YOUR job without all this shouting for nothing in the face of this massive crisis for the people. DO something instead of being a foolish shouting pest uttering pure 'gibberish' in this present crisis. MM

    Mithula Monday, 03 May 2021 08:00 AM

    This is the joke of the century. You just wait. Very soon you will have to change your name to Jonny wang China. Then let us see who will be headless chickens!

    Mithula Monday, 03 May 2021 08:00 AM

    This is the joke of the century. You just wait. Very soon you will have to change your name to Jonny wang China. Then let us see who will be headless chickens!

    Mahesh Monday, 03 May 2021 08:15 AM

    Until 2010 you were one of those leaders and a big supporter of unp know..lol

    Nadi Karunaratne Monday, 03 May 2021 08:29 AM

    In Parliament we have the tedious spectacle of two flocks of headless chickens going head to head. The public would like the opportunity to vote for chickens replete with heads, ability and a sense of decency. Pigs might fly.

    Sokrates Monday, 03 May 2021 08:40 AM

    You are one of the biggest liars among the henchmen of the ruling mafia clan. In relation to Corona, this crooked government ignore the constructive criticism and suggestions of the opposition and not only these, but also the demands of health experts. The Easter attacks are of secondary importance at the moment. These attacks are only misused by your masters to bring unpleasant opposition politicians and other opponents as well as leading minority leaders behind bars.

    Badeesaeed Monday, 03 May 2021 08:45 AM

    You think you are great You look like a donkey when you laugh. Your habits are also the same I know most of your works Your good Freind is my good friend

    Beem Singh Monday, 03 May 2021 02:01 PM

    Hay Jonta - go and display your dirty set of teeth in the museum.

    KKS Monday, 03 May 2021 02:03 PM

    Mr. Minister, how many Liquor shops you own in Kurunegala and how many illegal [Kassippu] joints you have in your area?


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