Opposition leader Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday urged all members of any political party, including that of his, to maintain law and order and not to aggravate the already sensitive situation.
“The responsibility of protecting all citizens and maintaining law and order by us as leaders is the need of the hour,” he tweeted.
Meanwhile, Mr. Rajapaksa’s Media Secretary Rohan Welivita said taking decisions relating to the present situation prevailing in the country is the responsibility of the President, the Prime Minister and the Cabinet of Ministers.
“The Opposition Leader can only perform the task of the opposition in Parliament. He can move resolutions and express his views in Parliament on matters of national importance and also if necessary apprise the general public outside Parliament. Accordingly, he has already taken action to address the people on the prevailing situation through press releases and statements,”Mr. Welivita said.
He said Mr.Rajapaksa was not at all satisfied with most of the decisions and actions taken so far by the Government following the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks. “However, he is always prepared to support any meaningful decisions taken by the government in this connection,” he said.