Former President Mahinda Rajapakse has charged that President Sirisena too is accountable for the alleged faults of the past regime. He stated that if there had been any faults of the past regime, then accountability lies not on him alone. All cabinet members including President Maithripala Sirisena should be held responsible. That is collective responsibility of the cabinet. Instead, the political opponents blame him for everything.
He was addressing an event in Embilipitiya. If there were unsuitable decisions of the past administration, these were all taken with the approval of the then Cabinet. He did not implement anything without the Cabinet approval and if they were wrong the responsibility should go to everyone in the then Cabinet. No one can blame only him.
He also said the Government should do something beneficial for the country without accusing the previous Government all the time. Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe are always pointing fingers at the past regime at all times. However they did not start a single worthwhile project for the country.