The United National Party (UNP) has been accused of having a hidden post election agenda where several Government institutions will be privatised.
United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) candidate at the August 17 Parliament election, Wimal Weerawansa alleged that the UNP wants to sell the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation, the State owned Gas company and a partially Government owned hospital to Indian companies.
“Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa stopped the privatisation of Government owned institutions but now the UNP is looking at reversing that,” he said.
He also claimed that the UNP is also looking at selling Sathosa to the owners of Cargills Ceylon Ltd who operate the Food City supermarket outlets.
Weerawansa claimed that the UNP is also looking at giving back to those who helped the UNP at the last Presidential election.
He claimed that the oil tanks in Trincomalee are to be given to India and the Norochcholai coal power plant to another country for the backing those countries gave to the UNP at the January Presidential election campaign.
Weerawansa said that the Tamil National Alliance and the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress have also been assured their demands will be met while the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna was given live television coverage of their election manifesto launch yesterday since those three political parties had supported the UNP at the January election to make Maithripala Sirisena the President.
The former Minister also questioned the soft stand taken by the Government on the arrest of three civil-clad army soldiers with a weapon in the Mirihana area while travelling in a white van this week.
Weerawansa said that the media should push for answers on the latest “white van” incident and who the real target of the three men was. (Colombo Gazette)