UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday said that the Opposition has also failed to fulfill its responsibility.
“The Government has failed to solve the problems that are plaguing the citizens of Sri Lanka.The Opposition has also failed to uphold its responsibility”. Wickremesinghe opined that a demonstration erupted at Mirihana as there has been no solution provided to the problems faced by the citizens. “This incident can be described as a result of the collapse of the current political structure,” he said.
Wickremesinghe in a statement added that the Government has failed to solve the problems that are plaguing the people.
The Opposition has also failed to fulfill its responsibility. The Government is blaming various groups for the incident, but they must present evidence to support these claims.
He said that they must also reveal who is behind the violence, while refraining from making any racist comments. “This was not a racist incident. This was not a terrorist incident. Such comments would only exacerbate the already volatile situation.The protests that took place at Jubilee Post were peaceful, however, at Pangiriwatta that situation changed,” he said .
“I express different views on this. We must remember one thing. No one should be harmed in a peaceful protest. Violence must not be tolerated. People have the right to protest freely and peacefully. Political parties should not take part in these citizen led protests. But, political parties have the right to hold their own meetings and protests,” the statement added.