Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today launched a scathing attack on Daily Mirror and Derana while also warning them to not sabotage the government’s efforts, by continuing to support the Rajapaksas.
In his speech at UNP headquarters, Wickremesinghe said, “Everyone from the Daily Mirror tagged along with Rajapaksa, and one of its writers Kesara Abeywardena had written an article saying I should resign from the party leadership. I am asking them to get in line with the new line of thinking, and I have given them sufficient time for it. If they cannot get in line, without writing lies they have the opportunity to leave. We won’t tolerate this.”
He also criticized the newspaper for writing articles such as “PM’s office pressuring CID” without verifying facts.
Derana has also started their nonsense, they are supporting the Rajapaksas, and if they are supporting them then we can also tell how they stole. They are insulting women; this cannot be tolerated. and if they can’t get their act together we are ready to take them on.
“The people have given us a mandate and that includes to provide the youth in this country with 1 million jobs. But some of these people with vested interest are going against the majority of the mandate,” he added.