President’s Transparency is Not Admission of Failure - Alahapperuma
By Thameenah Razeek
Reiterating that the government solely follows democratic standards and the rule of law, Cabinet spokesperson Dullas Alahapperuma claimed that President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s recent admission of shortcomings in his administration is neither a show of weakness nor the end of the current Government.
Speaking at the weekly cabinet Media briefing yesterday (12), Alahapperuma said the President never confessed that he is a failure but made a humble selfcriticism regarding unfulfilled wishes of the 6.9 million Sri Lankans who voted for him.
“Conversation and criticism are part of it,” he added. In addition, the President also pledged to bring a new constitution and a revised electoral process in 2022, Alahapperuma noted.
“There were times in our country when MPs’ resignation letters were in the wallets of some so-called leaders during authoritarian periods when I too worked as a journalist. Therefore, please do not interpret this as a sign of weakness or the demise of the Government,” he urged.