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Opposition demands meaningless – Yuthukama Organisation

Requests made by UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe and former Parliamentarian Sajith Premadasa to reconvene Parliament in the face of COVID-19 outbreak is hilarious as these leaders failed to avert the Easter Sunday attacks which claimed over 300 lives, said chairman of Yuthukama Organization Gevindu Kumaratunga.

He said the opposition including former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and former Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa failed to avert the tragedy on Easter Sunday even after local and foreign intelligence agencies had apprised the then government of an imminent terrorist attack.

"Their request to reconvene Parliament to obtain their views with regard to the prevention of COVID-19 outbreak in the country is hilarious as these leaders failed to save hundreds of people from death by taking prompt action to avert Easter Sunday attacks.” 

Kumaratunga said that the people have rejected the then government and its leaders several times and incumbent president Gotabaya Rajapaksa has Constitutional and ethical rights to intervene and solve this issue.

"Opinions expressed by the leaders in the Opposition citing various clauses in the Constitution show that they do not have any regard for the people and the mandate given by the people," he said.

He said Sri Lanka is blessed with a strong health service, trained and well-disciplined Security Forces and a dynamic leadership of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to effectively face the Covid 19 outbreak in the country.

"People should place their   trust in the Health service, committed Security Forces and the dynamic leadership and discharge their responsibility by staying in their homes,” he said.

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