The UNP yesterday said it would submit more evidence, on the `Helping Hambantota Account`, to the Bribery Commission.
Kandy District UNP parliamentarian Tissa Attanayake told the media that they would furnish all information in their possession pertaining to the Rs 82.9 million in tsunami relief funds being deposited in the `Helping Hambantota Account`, on Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapakse`s instructions.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday restrained the CID from proceeding further with the investigation into the `Helping Hambantota Account`, saying that `proper material and evidence` had not been furnished.
Rajapakse, who sought an end to the CID investigation, was also granted leave to proceed with his fundamental rights application.
The court directed the respondents , IGP Chandra Fernando ,DIG CID Lionel Gunatillake , IP Ampawila and UNP parliamentarian Kabir Hashim time until November 19, to file objections .
Commenting on electoral alliances, Attanayake said that Rajapakse would not be able to secure the support of the SLMC or the CWC because of the company he keeps.
`Rajapakse`s pacts with the JVP and JHU have alienated even the minority parties within the government, so how can he expect the SLMC and the CWC to support him?`
Asked if the UNP was assured of the CWC`s support, he said that discussions were on `We are confident that the CWC would back Ranil Wickremesinghe at the November 17, presidential election.`
Referring to Wickremesinghe`s presidential election manifesto , Attanayake said that it would be implemented to the letter.
A careful reading of the manifesto will show that it has a comprehensive set of proposals to pull the country out of the economic mess created by the SLFP and JVP.`
Attanayake, said that President Kumaratunga was objecting to Rajapakse`s pact with the JVP because she knows that it is impossible to develop the country with a war mongering party full of novices who do not understand the basics of governance and economics.
The UNP, he said, will never allow the country to be divided and it was with this objective that Wickremesinghe as Prime Minister entered into a ceasefire agreement with the LTTE , that has come in for praise even at this late stage by President Kumaratunga.
`It must be remembered that the solution to the ethnic issue is political .If we go down the JVP and JHU road we will get isolated internationally which would detrimental to the development of the country`, he said.