Let the Govt. understand success built on lies, deceits and tyranny is short lived- UNP

(September 22, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) Addressing the media today (22Sep) , Dr.Jayalath Jayawardena expressed his deep heartfelt condolences on behalf of the UNP to Late D.B. Wijetunge’s family and dear ones on Wijetunge’s demise, the Former Executive President of Sri Lanka who was held in high esteem not only by his party members, but even by all politicians for his honesty, integrity and unassuming qualities which stood in sharp relief against the present political Leadership trends. Wijetunge passed away yesterday (21Sep) at the age of 92 years.

Referring to the profuse lies, deceits and unbridled tyranny practised on the people by the Govt. , he said , no Govt. in Sri Lanka’s history has descended to this level as this Govt. to cheat the people . Its distortion of truth is so widespread and deep rooted that it is not even sparing the religious leaders in its taints and taunts.

He related how the statements made by His eminence Cardinal Francis Arinze , Prefect of the Vatican congregation when he met the President of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapakse, were distorted via the Media.

He distributed copies of the statement issued by the Apostolic Nunciature in Sri Lanka in this regard, which categorically denied any discussions bordering on politics or on the Madhu issue when Cardinal Francis met the President. The discussions however were cordial it added. At least the Govt. must start acting with responsibility, stop its diabolic and malicious lies and start thinking of the country and people from now on, he emphasized.

The Govt. has made even the sacred Madhu church and its environs a place of un- safety for pilgrims. Pilgrims who flocked there every year for the feast have dwindled. Earlier over 5 lakhs devotees visited during the Madhu feast season. Now the Govt. has restricted them to not more than 300 per day. Even their visit to the holy place is a terrific ordeal facing untold hardships making them to walk miles before arriving at the church.. What was once a lively sacred area is a virtual desert without people and without safety, he bemoaned.
- Sri Lanka Guardian