He said that the people of the country should align themselves together to reply to these politicians and their followers who make frantic statements in a civilized world. Hashim said that the UNP is confident that in the election to be held on the 17th of August the people will act prudently and take the correct decision to continue with the present civilized administration and to throw out the uncivilized, undisciplined band of goons to the political garbage dump of history. (Colombo Gazette) The United National Party (UNP) today slammed the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) over some statements made with regards to the August 17 Parliament election.UNP General Secretary Kabir Hashim said that the statements recently made by the General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Anura Priyadharshana Yapa and two other stalwarts of the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Prof. Nalin de Silva and singer Madumadhawa Aravinda, clearly indicate the extent of the frenzy the UPFA followers are driven into, facing certain defeat looming large at the upcoming polls. “Mr. Anura Priyadharshana Yapa contends that the election process is muzzled by giving effect to unnecessary laws and regulations. He further states that holding an election without demonstrations, cut-out portraits and posters is something similar to an attempt to keep fish without water. Prof. Nalin de Silva states that they would chase away the President of the country after the 17th of August. Songster Madumadhawa Aravinda states that on the 17th of August they will gate-crash into the Temple Trees premises and chase away the Prime Minister Hon. Ranil Wickremesinghe,” the UNP General Secretary said. The UNP General Secretary said that the message made loud and clear through those statements is that the followers of the Alliance are unable to respect and abide by the Constitution of this country.“Furthermore, it demonstrates their inability to behave in a manner keeping in line with the morality that the people are used to respect. Those elements have demonstrated in no small measure of their inability to free themselves from the brutal and uncivilized administration and behave as law abiding citizens. Their efforts are aimed at reinstalling violent politics and the white van culture which prevailed earlier and re-establish the unruly, harsh, destructive family political bandism rejected by the people of this country on the 8th of January,” he added.