UNP appeals to all political forces to preserve Sri Lanka
[TamilNet, Monday, 23 August 2010, 01:36 GMT]
"The time is opportune for all Sri Lanka’s political forces opposed to the tyrannical course the present
regime has set for this country to come together to preserve the
future of this nation," according to the main opposition United National Party (UNP) Deputy Leader Karu Jayasuriya's statement to media.
He further said that, "Sri Lanka is in the midst of a crisis and the euphoria of the war victory
can no longer overshadow the grave economic peril, the lawlessness and
obvious power hunger of a single family, all direct results of
unfettered, unchecked governance of today."
"The country stands poised upon a razor’s edge. This regime has silenced dissent with brutality
and violence, divided the opposition and depleted our numbers through
coercion and extortion," he said in the statement.
"Somawansa Amarasingha, Gen. Sarath Fonseka, R. Sampanthan, Rauff
Hakeem, Mano Ganesan, Wickremabahu Karunaratne and all those in
government ranks who can no longer condone the tactics of the present
regime, should get together as a strong opposition against the
government," he appealed.
Meanwhile, responding to the appeal, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna leader
Somawansa Amarasingha told Colombo media his party is considering the
appeal and would decide its stand soon at its central
committee meeting to be held next week.