The reason behind the absence of a cohesive opposition to deal against alleged malfeasance of the Government was explained to by an opposition MP.
UNP MP Dr. Harsha de Silva speaking at a seminar last Thursday said that when the opposition was mobilizing its forces against the 18th amendment, some of those who were with them and participated in the discussions in the morning, had, unbeknown to even their own security personnel, crossed over to the other side by the evening.
For purposes of discretion, they had not even travelled in their own vehicles.
This is the problem that the opposition faces in trying to fight the Government against alleged corruption, said de Silva.
The seminar was organized by Women for Good Governance.
An opposition MP who didn’t want to be named alleged that unimaginable lucrative offers were even made to him to toe the Government line when the 18th amendment was coming up for vote. But he stayed faithful to his party despite these temptations.