The Prime Minister said that he is not prepared to leave room for the media to attempt to overthrow the Government.
“Do not try to play with us,” the Prime Minister warned while speaking at a public event in Kandy.
He said that one newspaper had called for the removal of Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera while another had attempted to destabilize the economy of the country.
The Prime Minister said that the current Government will remain in power for five years and the newspapers which question the Government can also remain only if the public want them to.
“Newspapers can be critical of a Government but if they try to remove that Government and replace them with crooks, that cannot happen,” he said.
Wickremesinghe said that he will not allow any media to push for former President Mahinda Rajapaksa to return to power.
The Prime Minister also said that the opposition can stage protests and demonstrations but the Government will also take to the streets of attempts are made to make thieves rulers of this country.
He also said that the country is now on the development path with China investing on the Hambantota port and efforts also being taken to bring more passenger planes to the Mattala airport.
Wickremesinghe said that Kandy, Colombo and other parts of the country will also be developed. (Colombo Gazette)