The Opposition Leader is not paying attention to the concerns of the people unless they were related to the North or East, Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) General Secretary and UPFA MP Udaya Gammanpila said today.
“It seems the Opposition Leader is only concerned about the whats happening in the North and East though he is responsible for taking up matters connected to the whole country. It is clear that he is not going address these issues even in the future,” he told a news conference.
Mr. Gammanpila said the posts of President, Prime Minister, Speaker, Opposition Leader and Chief Opposition Whip were from the ‘swan’ group and as such the government is only bowling harmless balls to the opposition so that it could score sixes easily.
He said Chief Opposition Whip Anura Kumara Dissanayake had been described as a ‘Red Elephant’ by his predecessor Somawansa Amarasinghe and in such a scenario we cannot accept the opposition to address the people’s concerns.
“Mr. Dissanayake is always taking up issues of Indian fishermen poaching in Sri Lankan waters or the Avant Garde controversy which is of no value anymore,” Mr. Gammanpila said. Meanwhile, he accused the Prime Minister of using inappropriate language in parliament and as such requested teachers and parents to check whether the Prime Minister was out of the country before bringing students to parliament. (Lahiru Pothmulla)
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