Opposition and UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe, who was addressing a gathering as part of the UNP’s Grama Charika programme on Saturday lashed out at the government for what he called its failure to develop the economy, education and health. He lamented that Sri Lanka was lagging behind many countries as regards vital social indicators were concerned under the Rajapaksa government.
The Opposition Leader then asked his audience whether they had got anything from the government. When a cheering crowd answered in the negative, he asked at the top of his voice, "Haven’t you got at least a harbour?" That question left the crowd dumb founded obviously because Polonnaruwa is not by the sea.