Deputy leader of the UNP Ravi Karunanayake says some in the joint opposition hid behind good governance to cover up their fraud and corruption.
He made the comment in response to questions raised by the media after a sports equipment distribution at the UNP’s Thotalanga office yesterday (18), also attended by the party’s councilors in the Colombo municipal council. The corrupt that infiltrated the government caused inconveniences to the UNP ministers too, he charged. Therefore, the government had to focus on its internal disputes, rather than on serving the public. He pointed out that the no-confidence motion against the prime minister availed an opportunity to identify the SLFP conspirators who sabotaged the government.
Admitting mistakes by both parties in the government, he stressed that the government will continue strongly despite any hurdles. No one can challenge the government due to the understanding between the president and the prime minister, he said. Karunanayake commended Duminda Dissanayake, Mahinda Amaraweera and Mahinda Samarasinghe for their exemplary commitment for the government’s continuation.