- The UNP had nothing to do with this protest held by pradeshiya Sabha member Shashi Hettiarachchi
By Yohan Perera
UNP is to take action against its local government member Sashi Hettiarachchi who held a protest in front of Chinese Embassy asking China to restructure Sri Lanka’s debt to that country, Party General Secretary Palitha Range Bandara said yesterday.
“ UNP had nothing to do with this protest held by pradeshiya Sabha member Shashi Hettiarachchi. Our party believes in diplomacy and the government was engaged in resolving debt matters with China through diplomatic means,” Range Bandara said.
“ Debt restructuring is a matter concerned with the minister of finance and not an issue of the Pradeshiya Sabha member. The party will decide on how to deal with the Pradeshiya Sabha member shortly,” he added.
Ms. Hettiarachchi organized a protest in front of the Chinese Embassy during the weekend calling China to restructure Sri Lanka’s debt to that country.