The UNP said yesterday that presidential candidate Mahinda Rajapakse owes an explanation to the country on the Jathika Hela Urumaya`s solution to the ethnic issue.
The UNP`s Deputy General Secretary Tissa Attanayake said that Jathika Hela Urumaya Treasurer H. M. G. B. Kotakadeniya`s call for `war`, as a means to resolve the ethnic issue requires an urgent clarification by Rajapakse.
`Rajapakse goes around saying that he is opposed to war, but the JHU which has entered into a pact with him says the opposite.Therefore an urgent clarification is required.`
Attanayake, said that when both the UNP and SLFP were doing their level best to avoid dragging the country back to war, Rajapakse had signed a pact with a party that is openly calling for `war`.
On a different note he said that the on going `dansal` at Temple Trees , was gobbling up millions of rupees, while the Hambantota tsunami victims were suffering in refugee camps.