VIDEO: Vote for the UPFA if ‘oppression’ is not an issue - UNP

VIDEO: Vote for the UPFA if ‘oppression’ is not an issue - UNP

September 11, 2013   04:19 pm

The United National Party (UNP) today asked the public to cast their vote for the ruling UPFA at the forthcoming Provincial Council, if they have no issue with the cost of living, the “oppression” carried out by the government and the shooting of innocent youth.

If the people have no problems with the current cost of living, electricity tariff, the oppression of the masses and shooting of innocent youth demanding drinking water or fighting for the EPF, I kindly request them to vote for the UPFA at the election, UNP parliamentarian Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said.

Referring to the famous quote “Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely” by Lord Acton, he stated that in Sri Lanka today absolute power has not only led to absolute corruption, but also absolute terror and oppression and that the people have been hit hard in the stomach due to this.

The Kurunegala District MP stated that the Rajapaksa government is boasting that they receive the people’s mandate because the people approve of everything they do.

Therefore we as the people have to take a decision to issue a message to the government and to “shake up this government” by voting for the UNP at the election, Kariyawasam said.

“If not it will come back like a boomerang to hit the people,” he said.

He also accused the government of once again attempting to stick the “LTTE label” on the UNP by claiming that they have reached a secret agreement with the TNA. “This is how the government gets a little oxygen.”

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