Economic reforms and public distribution Minister, Dr. Harsha De Silva published a tweet last evening, endorsing a fiery speech delivered Prof. Sarath Wijesooriya yesterday at an event held to commemorate late. Venerable Maduluwawe Sobitha thera.
Tweet published by Minister Harsha read as follows:
Prof. Sarath Wijesuriya finished off @MaithripalaS and @RW_UNP speaking at late Sobitha thero’s 77th birth commemoration today. Used the strongest language possible in public. Never heard such criticism; but sadly true. But we will not give up; will fight on for Sobitha thero.
The tweet is no longer on his feed. It is unclear whether the tweet was impulsively published, whether he still endorses or whether he was ordered to take it down, but the latest tweet on his profile now is one published on May 28, 2019.
Meanwhile, in the speech referred to in Harsha’s deleted tweet, Prof. Wijesooriya cursed himself for working to elect Sirisena into Presidency and for the manner in which Wickremesinghe has blatantly violated the aspirations of those who valued good governance.
He went on to state there are two reasons that led to the failure of good governance government and the aspirations with which it was elected into power. First reason he named was the arrogant, short sighted political vision of Ranil Wickremesinghe that has repeatedly failed to understand the common people’s wishes and for expecting a Mandela-like leadership from a local politician.
He went on to state Sri Lankan government has failed to realize much needed political reforms not due to complex political issues, but because the two leaders – PM and President have failed to reconcile their differences and set aside narrow and vengeful agendas.