Minister of Mass Media Dullas Alahapperuma says the government is not serving the public with the narrow intention of securing votes.
Speaking during an event in Hakmana, Matara today, Minister Alahapperuma claimed the government has no interest in taking away the public’s right to criticize the government.
The Minister said the public can refrain from voting for them in any upcoming election adding the public has a right to pick its representatives.
He said the government wasn’t attempting to bribe the citizens claiming it only wanted to rebuild the country’s and the economy.
Minister Alahapperuma said the present administration plans to break the negative cycle of the youth following the steps of the previous generations.
The Minister said the situation would have been much dire had the government been unable to mitigate the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Minister Alahapperuma said the successes of the government must also be discussed in addition to criticizing its shortcomings.