UNP shouldn’t be confident on staying as ruling party


The United National Party should not be confident about remaining as the ruling party as long as the United People’s Freedom Alliance stays in the Opposition, says former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

He stated this addressing the parliament session after Minister of Finance Mangala Samaraweera presented the Vote on Account to the Chamber today (21).

The UPFA did not form a government through a coup and that they had accepted the administration of the government despite several existing shortcomings in the country.

Although the price of a crude oil barrel was reduced consecutively during the administration of the United National Front (UNF), they had not taken measures to reduce the fuel prices, the former President commented further.