State Minister Vidura Wickramanayaka says the country needs a leadership that reaches tough decisions on behalf of the public.
Speaking to media in Polgolla today, State Minister Wickramanayaka said there is a risk of the government exploding similar to the recent gas and liquid fertilizer explosions.
The State Minister said the public has the opportunity to change the country’s administration.
He said however irrespective of how many times the government or the head of state changed, it was of no use as the same politicians and officials are part of new governments.
State Minister Wickramanayaka said the country needs a leader who says what he will deliver and does what he will say.
The State Minister said issues will not be resolved by arguing in Parliament adding it will only create more issues.
He said there are good individuals around the President adding however it is concerning whether the Head of State is obtaining the views of these individuals.
The State Minister said the public is also raising the same concern adding however citizens will not continue to tolerate.
Commenting on the daily destruction of archaeological sites in the country, State Minister Wickramanayaka acknowledged that there was a threat to relics.
He said there are four businesses from which an individual can immensely profit from; weapons trade, pharmaceutical trade, agriculture-related trade and antiquities and archaeological artefacts trade.
The State Minister said myths surrounding these items also have an impact in addition to the potential profits from the antiquities and archaeological artifacts trade.
State Minister Wickramanayaka said the citizens have not been properly informed of the country’s heritage adding history syllabi at schools are not sufficient.
The State Minister said people must not feel embarrassed to discuss the country’s heritage and history.
He said self-reflection is required to identify shortcomings in order to move forward.