Ports and Shipping Minister Rohitha Abeygunawardena says that the Opposition is pressuring the country to lock down in order to destroy the country’s economy and seize power.
“The Opposition is now saying that when the country is locked down it has not been fully locked down. That’s how they see it.
When the factories are close down, the export sector collapses and exports are lost, the country’s foreign exchange is lost. The country is losing the dollars. When we lose those dollars, we can’t bring in the oil. We can’t bring the medicine we need. When that happens, these people can take to the streets with slogans calling on the government to go home and build themselves politically.”
Minister Rohitha Abeygunawardena stated this addressing a media briefing held at the SLPP Headquarters yesterday (26).