‘Northern extremists want UNP in power’ | Daily News


‘Northern extremists want UNP in power’

The government yesterday began a programme to carpet all dilapidated roads in the Kurunegala district at a cost of Rs. 340 million in line with its national programme to develop 100,000 kilometres of rural roads throughout the country.

Accordingly, dilapidated roads in Hiriyala, Polpithigama, Kurunegala and Yapahuwa will be developed under this programme.

The carpeting of the Heraliyawala road in Kurunegala began yesterday under the patronage of Roads and Highways, Ports and Shipping Minister Johnston Fernando.

Addressing the gathering at the launching ceremony, the Minister said that the civil war lasted for more than 30 years in Sri Lanka and has left an indelible mark on the country. However, most have now forgotten the war and the sufferings of the people. The supporters of the LTTE are still trying to take revenge from Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa for defeating the LTTE.

Minister Fernando said a majority of the Tamil people in the North and East did not vote for President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the recent Presidential Election.

That was because he was instrumental in ending the three-decade-long conflict in Sri Lanka. But they voted in favour to former Presidential candidate Sarath Fonseka. The reason for this that Fonseka contested the election from the UNP. The UNP is responsible for betraying the country.

The extremists in the North and East want the UNP to come into power. They know that they can accomplish their private agendas when the UNP is in power, Minister Fernando said.

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