UNP determined to ruin country’s economy - SLPP

The UNP was determined to bring down the Sri Lankan economy and undermine national sovereignty, Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) MP Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena said, yesterday, addressing a media briefing.

Abeywardena said that the UNP MPs had met foreign diplomats and representatives of INGOs on many occasions and attempted to mislead them about the situation in the country. The damage had been caused by irresponsible statements made by UNP MPs and Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, he alleged.

"The UNP is willing to do anything, even if that means betraying the country, to cling onto power. These people are ready to run to any embassy and beg for foreign intervention. They do not care about the consequences of what they are doing."

Abeywardena said that the UNP was responsible for the instability in the country and that the Speaker Jayasuriya was acting in an extremely biased manner.

The SLPP MP added that despite criticisms leveled at previous Speakers none of them had acted in an undignified manner like the incumbent.

"The Speaker has made a mockery of Parliament. He has ignored standing orders and parliamentary traditions. When the situation improves and a stable government is formed, the Speaker and others who created this chaos will have to pay."

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