UNP(D) reiterates support to President
COLOMBO: The United National Party (Democratic Group)
yesterday reiterated its unstinted support to President Mahinda
Rajapaksa and the Government declaring that at no time would it leave
room for an ouster of the present regime.
Addressing the media at Seth Sevana, Enterprise Development Minister
Mano Wijeratne said the UNP Democratic Group MPs led by Minister Karu
Jayasuriya would never join horse trading and abetting to topple the
Government to grab power.
Instead they will strengthen the hand of President Mahinda Rajapaksa
to find a solution to the more than two decades long ethnic conflict.
Minister Wijeratne charged that some UNPers were trying to buy over
Minsters and Parliamentarians. Each Parliamentarian has been offered one
The Government under the leadership of President Mahinda Rajapaksa is
striving to put end to the deep-rooted ethnic conflict and to create an
environment in which innocent Tamils, Sinhala and Muslim communities
would be able to live in unity and harmony.
The UNPers also must explain to the people why they are attempting to
topple the Government and come to power at a time the Government is
expanding its efforts to bring a sustainable and lasting peace
acceptable to all communities.
Minister Wijeratne said "except the UNP and TNA all other parties
including the Jathika Hela Urumaya and Eelam People's Democratic Party
are behind the President, support his efforts to develop the country and
provide equal opportunities to all communities.
Even-though the JVP criticised the Government in the Parliament it is
supporting the Government .
The attempt to topple the Government is a joint conspiracy by the UNP
and the LTTE. If they brought the UNP to power the LTTE can achieve
their target very easily.
The CWC leader and Former Minister Arumugam Thondaman and Posts and
Telecommunication Minister Rauff Hakeem have recently said that they too
were partners in President Mahinda Rajapaksa's journey to establish
enjoys ethnic amity .
The agreement signed by then Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and
Prabhakaran enabled the LTTE to expand their terrorist activities in the
North East region.
The UNP is striving to topple the Government. But as the main
opposition it has a responsibility to stop the war and find a solution
to the ethnic conflict.