Spekaing during the 2016 budget in Parliament today, Alahapperuma said that Amaratunga had advised him to support the budget in order to protect his MP seat.
“This is a senior member of the United National Party telling us in the Sri Lanka Freedom Party. He is telling me to support the budget to protect my MP seat. I guess he knows there are pills to take to stay young. He knows that,” he noted.
Alahapperuma said that he will take a decision on the budget based on policy and not to protect his seat in Parliament. (Colombo Gazette)