Bid to sabotage reconciliation efforts irks UNP

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By 2017-06-19

Recent attempts by political forces, relegated to the dustbin of history, to sabotage the government's reconciliation efforts, by using extremists and extremism in a bid to return to power, will not be tolerated, said UNP Chairman Malik Samarawickrama, in a statement issued to the media.

The statement Reads: "The United National Party notes with deep concern the recent attempts by subversive elements to sabotage the reconciliation efforts of the National Unity Government led by President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

Since its founding, the UNP has remained a secular political party fostering unity while building a truly Sri Lankan identity.

The UNP welcomes the statement of the Cabinet of Ministers, the Prime Minister and the President to use the full force of the law against those causing religious tensions, racial hatred and undermining the efforts at reconciliation since the new government came to power.

At the January 2015 presidential election, as well as the August 2015 general election, the UNP and its allies received a mandate for their reconciliation efforts.



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