NFF Leader Wimal Weerawanse has stated that the directive by Media Secretary on the use of the term ‘Joint Opposition’ reflects the bankcrupt status of the government.
Wimal Weerawanse added that the statement indicates how ‘helpless’ the Government had become. He went on that there was no need to ask for permission from the Secretary of the Media Ministry on using a name and asked what his issue was over using the name ‘Joint Opposition’. Even the United National Party (UNP), when in the Opposition formed a Joint Opposition with several other parties. Then Government said nothing and no statement was issued by Ministry Secretaries.