Karu’s clarification was late
Dec 8, 2010 7:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
Petroleum Industries Minister, Susil Premajayantha Wednesday, stated that when UNP Deputy Leader Karu Jayasuriya had sent in his clarification on Tuesday to the Sunday Island newspaper in respect of his statement, the news had already been circulated throughout the world through various media channels and websites.
Minister Premajayantha made this observation in a statement to Parliament at the commencement of the Orders of the Day.
The Minister further stated that the government had responded to the news item the same day it had appeared and MP Karu Jayasuriya could have responded to it the same day if the news item appearing in the newspaper was incorrect.