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Will not make any decision that betrays the country: Prasanna

Tourism Minister Prasanna Ranatunga says that there will be no room for any decision to betray the country when the leaders who defeated separatism after 30 years of war are in power.

He emphasized that the present government would not allow the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country to be harmed in the slightest.

He was speaking to the media after a meeting with the Chief Incumbent of the Ramanna Maha Nikaya, Ven. Makulewe Wimala Thero yesterday (18).

Speaking further the Minister said, “Powerful countries do not want countries like ours to become developed. When a government that comes to power takes decisions that strengthens the country economically, powerful countries take steps to change the heads of state and change the regime. It was done in 2015 as well.”

Commenting on various allegations leveled by opposition members, the Minister said, “It was the then Premadasa government that gave money and weapons to the LTTE to create a separate province. It is useless for Sajith and Patali to try to take advantage of the opportunity. The port city is governed by the rules and regulations of the Government of Sri Lanka. Patali is trying to deceive the people by lying, ”he said.