Speaking at an event at the New Town Hall in Colombo today, the former President noted that while there are several political parties working together in the Government, all are working for good governance.
“There are those who were in the former Government and who reaped the benefits in the wrong way. They are now working against the new Government and good governance,” she said.
Kumaratunga, who played a key role in President Maithripala Sirisena’s victory at the January 8 Presidential elections, also said that those who suffered from the war must have their rights secured.
She said that while the new Government is working towards addressing the concerns of those who suffered during the war, there are others who are attempting to derail that process.
Kumaratunga noted that a Task Force has also been appointed to look at the issues faced by the people who suffered by the war in the North and East.
The former President also noted that it is not the duty of the Government to provide employment to each and every person in the State sector.
She said that the public must also get good education and seek employment in the private sector as the Government alone cannot meet the demand for more and more jobs. (Colombo Gazette)