No sab­o­tage, we of­fer to sup­port Govt. - Op­po­si­tion

Mahinda Yapa al­leges PM aware of ter­ror at­tacks...

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - NEWS - BY SHEAIN FERNANDOPU­LLE

While say­ing that they would not at­tempt to top­ple the Gov­ern­ment or sab­o­tage its af­fairs at this stage, Op­po­si­tion as­sured that they were ready to ren­der any sup­port the Gov­ern­ment needs in a bid to re­cover from the pre­vail­ing un­cer­tain­ties cre­ated by the Easter Sun­day ter­ror at­tacks.

Ad­dress­ing a news brief­ing, op­po­si­tion MP C. B. Rat­nayake said yes­ter­day they would not try to cre­ate dis­pute among peo­ple and added would work to­wards restor­ing sta­bil­ity in the coun­try.“it is ap­par­ent that some MPS of the Gov­ern­ment are not work­ing to­wards restor­ing peace and se­cu­rity in the coun­try but ea­ger to se­cure their votes,” the MP said.

“The Gov­ern­ment is also afraid of grilling those

Mus­lim MPS, whose names were linked to the re­cent ter­ror at­tacks, be­cause they fear of los­ing their votes,” he added. Mean­while, MP Mahinda Yapa Abey­war­dena said Prime Min­is­ter Ranil Wick­remesinghe was well aware of the im­mi­nent ter­ror at­tacks and added that he let it hap­pen. He also re­it­er­ated that they were ready to give their hand to the Gov­ern­ment at this crit­i­cal state of af­fairs. More­over, MP Va­sudeva Nanayakkar­a said the Counter Ter­ror­ism Bill which the Pre­mier an­tic­i­pated bring­ing in Par­lia­ment, was not some­thing that would sup­press or elim­i­nate ter­ror­ists but relieve ter­ror­ists and tame the me­dia. Mean­while, MP Nanayakkar­a pro­posed that Car­di­nal Malcolm Ran­jith should be awarded with the No­bel Peace Prize for his en­deav­our to calm the pre­vail­ing sit­u­a­tion, which would have trans­formed into a se­ri­ous con­flict be­tween Sin­halese and Mus­lims.

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