UNP to push for elections in 2014

UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe says his party will push for an election in 2014 to remove the government from power.
He says the government has failed to protect the country and so the time has now come to remove the government.
“The UNP must get ready for an election in 2014. The government has tarnished the good image of the country and on the other side they have hit the people in their stomach. This regime is not leaving on its own,” he said.
The UNP leader recalled that his party was ready to work with the government before the vote in Geneva and sign an agreement on national issues.
However he says the government disregarded the invitation from the UNP and in the process failed to put the country first.
He says the government, instead, focused on the Mattala airport and not on more key issues including the implementation of the Lessons Learned and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) recommendations.
Wickremesinghe also noted that while on one had the government was criticizing the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay, on the other side they were inviting her to visit Sri Lanka.
He says there is no point on criticizing the UN Human Rights Council when the government had failed to do its part.  (Colombo Gazette)