UNP allegations against me in the WPC is insufficient to remove me from office. I would reply the charges and safeguard the esteemed position of the post`, said Reginald Cooray, Chief Minister of W.P. to the working members of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party of Kalutara District, held at the Vijaya Kumaratunga Commemorative hall, Wadduwa.
He said, ?It is the UNP which will be submitting the No Confidence motion on April 27. The United Front will vote to defeat the motion, but the JVP has decided to vote with the UNP. `I will protect the United Front and strengthen it even if the JVP fails to protect the Chief Minister. The JVP leader in the WPC Deepthi Rajapaksa states the party?s stand is not to protect one individual but the United Front`.
For nearly 30 years in politics, I have suffered and sacrificed even losing my job. I will face the vote of no confidence with a sense of responsibility. As Chief Minister of WPC, I have served the people impartially and every member ?is aware of it?.
The policy of the SLFP is to hold seminars before a government is formed to educate the masses and supporters of the party. We formed the government thrice under President Chandrika Bandaranaike and the people protect the government and the United Front. The party should be reorganised to serve the common masses better. Despite the differences among the UF government members, we should move forward under one banner.
Nimal Siripala de Silva, Minister of Health and Nutrition and Uva-Wellassa Development said the government gave jobs to unemployed graduates who will be made permanent soon.
He said the differences in the coalition would be solved through understanding of each other?s policites. We should all unite and work for the welfare of the people.
Ranil Wickremesinghe?s media unit is revelling in fabrications to topple the government which will never happen.
There is no doubt, he said that thy should come to an agreement with the LTTE through discussion. The ethnic problem should be solved and the two parties should discuss and redevelop the destroyed areas by the tsunami catastrophe.
The UF government, he said, will never divide the country as the UNP. The tsunami rebuilding programme will continue but there was no hidden programme to give administrative powers to the LTTE.`