We joined Govt. to stabilize it:Vijith Wijayamuni

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  • We have no issue in working with SLFP Chairman and President Maithripala Sirisena

 

LATE-CITY-DM-2-3By Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera   

Former minister and SLFP MP Vijith Wijayamuni De Soysa said yesterday he and the two other SLFPers had not joined the United National Party (UNP) but joined the government to stabilize it. 

In a special statement, he told parliament that people had been inconvenienced and had to face immense hardships due to the recent crisis situation and said it was the responsibility of the SLFP to restore stability to the country for the benefit of the people.   


“We have no issue in working with SLFP Chairman and President Maithripala Sirisena and SLFP consultant Mahinda Rajapaksa,” he said.   
He said SLFPers were in a desperate situation now and they should be protected.   


“Those who joined the SLFP halfway through had no concern for the party. We as born SLFPers are concerned about the party. I and my father strived for the party from 1971 under difficult circumstances,” he said.   
The MP said they were not allowed to work under their government and added that however, under the yahapalanaya government, they were given powerful portfolios to serve the people.   


“We were not given any worthwhile ministries to serve the people under the UPFA government. But under yahapalanaya government, I was able to construct 200 tanks. 


I was not obstructed by UNPers Ranjith Madduma Bandara or Ananda Kumarasiri in the Moneragala district,” he said.   


He said he wanted to serve his people in the Moneragala district and that the three of them had joined a victorious alliance today.   

 

We were not given any worthwhile ministries to serve the people under the UPFA government. But under Yahapalanaya government, I was able to construct 200 tanks     

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