The UNP yesterday said the predictions it made during the presidential election had come true.
Addressing the party`s regular news conference, UNP Colombo district Parliamentarian and former minister Ravi Karunanayake said the party`s warning that the UPFA would lead the country towards war had come true as the country was today marching towards a full blown war.
?The country is in chaos as the security situation has deteriorated with headless bodies being found while the economy is on the verge of collapse. The cost of living is soaring and one wonders whether there is a government,? he said.
Mr. Karunanayake questioned the government`s callousness when the prices of essential goods were going up and farmers were unable to get a reasonable price for their harvest.
He recalled how he was severely criticized by the JVP for price increases when he was the Minister of Consumer Affairs. ?The JVP was staging protests at the Lipton circus. Why is the JVP keeping quiet today when the prices of goods are going up by leaps and bounds?? he asked
Commenting on the deteriorating security situation, Mr. Karunanayake said the UNP was ready to help President Mahinda Rajapaksa to see the country through the present crisis but warned that the offer of its support was not a blank cheque.
?The President is taking one stand on the issue while his allies, the JHU and the JVP, are taking another. We will have to see what kind of policies the government would adopt at the end of the day,? he said. Mr. Karunanayake said the JVP and JHU should be held responsible for the present crisis. ?It is these parties who are pushing the President towards war.?