The UNP said that it will present a new budget if the party would win a forthcoming election.
The party also stated during a media briefing held in Colombo today that the party shadow budget has already been prepared.
UNP also stated that External Affairs Minister G.L. Peries should resign from his post after the revelation of LTTE links to the contractor who renovated the Sri Lanka’s permanent representative’s official residence in Geneva.
Allegations were leveled against then Sri Lanka’s Geneva permanent representative and current External Affairs Ministry Secretary Kshenukaa Seneviratne.
However Minister Peries said yesterday that Kshenukaa Seneviratne has no connection with the transaction.
Meanwhile the UNP says it does not criticize Kshenukaa Seneviratne but it is compelled to criticize the transaction with the LTTE.
The UNP also said that Minister Peries who is so interested in defending Kshenukaa Seneviratne did not speak a single word about the assault on Sri Lankan High Commissioner in the UK Dr. Chris Nonis.
At the same time views were expressed about Sri Lanka’s foreign policy during a media conference organized by Frontline Socialist Party in Colombo today.
Addressing the media, party Media Secretary Pubudu Jagoda said that the government should probe the financial irregularities committed by many Sri Lankan diplomats.