Govt. allies shouldn’t provoke people by speaking to gallery, states Minister Gamini Lokuge


Refuting the claims made by Government allies recently on the Kerawalapitiya Power Plant, Power and Energy Minister, Gamini Lokuge said yesterday, October 31, the politicians should not provoke people when the country was at a critical juncture but they should act to take the country forward by protecting it.

He told the media that they should not speak to the gallery but take action to develop the country by reviving the economy.

“Ministers Wimal Weerawansa, Udaya Gammanpila and Vasudeva Nanayakkara should not speak to the gallery. It is easy to speak to the gallery. It is better if they criticise the Government after stepping out of the Government. Our party also has discipline. We cannot allow them to go astray,” he said.

The Minister said the three Ministers did not object to the transferring of 40 per cent shares of the Kerawalapitiya Power Plant to a US Company, during the recent meeting at Temple Trees.

He said if they wanted to create a path to future leadership or presidential dreams by talking to the gallery, they could do it and added that the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) would not allow them to do it while being in the Government.