People’s Trust My Greatest Strength – Gammanpila

By Thameenah Razeek 

Assuring that he has the people’s trust, Energy Minister Udaya Gammanpila stated that if the Government sacks him under any circumstances, he would be happy to return to the public domain.

When asked about the rumour that he will be fired from the Government, Gammanpila stated that people trust him because he always tells the truth, and that the people’s faith in him is his greatest strength. 

He went on to say that his strength, both inside and outside the Government, are the people who placed their trust in him, and that no matter what happens to him, he will not betray that trust. 

“That is to say, I informed the people the truth about the country’s foreign exchange crisis. A Government does not exist by deceiving the public, perplexing the public, and keeping the public in a fantasy world. 

The amount of the people’s trust that the Government and politicians gain determines their continued existence. So my people are my strength,” he explained. 

“President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who holds the four positions of Head of State, Head of Government, Head of Cabinet, and Commander-in-Chief of our country, issued Notice No. 21/146 on 13 June to increase the price of fuel,” he added.

 When the country’s head of State gives a written declaration to the Government outlining how the price of petrol has risen, he said he wonders whether anyone goes beyond that and questioned whether that suggests that the President is lying? In response to a media query about if there were other alternatives to raising fuel costs, Gammanpila replied that the decision was made unwillingly. 

“I knew the increase in fuel prices would put people under pressure, so I publicised it. I argued at the time, because we know people are suffering and we don’t have any other option. We are willing to embrace any other solution that would provide relief to the people,” he stated.

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