Yapa contradicts Wimal on US products (Audio)

Acting cabinet spokesman Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena today contradicted a statement made by Minister Wimal Weerawnsa, who had said that Sri Lanka should boycott US products.

Responding to a questioned posed at the weekly cabinet press briefing today Abeywardena said Weerawansa’s statement was his personal opinion and not that of the government.

“I will stop using my gmail account. Let us boycott Pepsi, Coca Cola, Google and McDonalds”, Wimal Weerawansa, the Minister of Housing and Construction had said this week while addressing an anti-US demonstration.

Weerawansa’s National Freedom Front is a constituent party of the government.

Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena however said that the government has several constituent parties in it and everything each person says does not reflect the opinion of the government.

“Anyone can buy any product. Telling someone not to buy or use something will be a violation of their rights. I will of course use them,”  Abeywardena said.