State Minister Indika Anuruddha speaking to media in Gampaha yesterday (16) said everyone criticising the government within must be removed from the government.
“Everyone criticising the government must be removed. The government cannot be criticised while staying in the government, holding ministerial and MP posts, can it be? It’s irrelevant whether it’s A, B, or C if anyone is criticising the government. The service rendered to the people by the government is massive. But there might have been certain errors and shortcomings in the decision making. None of these decisions were taken by the President or the government, but the bodies implementing actions of the government; by those who were vested in with power to make such decisions. Therefore, we have enough time to talk about them in the Group Meeting and in Parliament. Having it said, it is not necessary to make comments in the public. I can speak of the government’s programme, but cannot comment on the wrongdoings of those in the government. But everyone criticising the government should leave the government – because we have more than one hundred and fifty, talented ones – and let the talented do their work,” he said.