UNP Pledges To Continue With 'Gaveshana Charika' At Any Cost

UNP Parliamentarian Ajith P Perera said yesterday that the party would not halt its 'gaveshana charika' fact finding programme under any circumstance.

Under this programme, the UNP MPs visit state run institutions and look into core problems concerning them. Last week, under the same programme, a group of UNP MPs visited the defense training school of the Sri Lanka Ports Authority to see whether state resources were being utilized for election propaganda.

The UNP Parliamentarian made these remarks addressing media at the Colombo Fort Magistrate court premises after he, along with three other MPs of the same party, was released on personal bonds of Rs. 1 million each. They were issued notice to appear before court for trespassing into a trade union office and allegedly assaulting its members.

However, the UNP Parliamentarian said that they were fully within their rights to enter the premises for inspections and he added that the people have granted them the power to seek and point out any mistakes of the ruling party.

“Our movement will not be hindered by this cowardly attempts to cover-up the ruling party’s misdemeanours, we will not stop and we will always continue our fact finding missions to secure the best interest of the country’s citizenry”, Perera said.

The Parliamentarian asserted that in fact it was them who got assaulted by the Sri Lanka Nidahas Sevaka Sangamaya members when they tried to enter and that the UNP MP delegation did not cause any violence during the visit.

“It is the right of the people to know the state of the government sector and to witness the corruption and various types of misappropriations that are spreading rapidly within the state sector, the UNP’s fact finding missions are a democratic movement to point out such instances to the public”, Perera added.

The Parliamentarian maintained that not only the UNP Parliamentarians but other all Parliamentarians have an equal right to inquire into the inefficiency of the state sector.


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