We would support the Government unconditionally if it comes out with an early proposal to dissolve Parliament, Joint Opposition (JO) said yesterday.
Addressing a news briefing, JO member MP Shehan Semasinghe said the only option left open to the Government was to go for a General Election in order to resolve the prevailing economic crisis.
“Economy is in a great jeopardy consequent to the continuous deprecation of Sri Lankan rupee against the US dollar and poor economic management. The people of this country cannot tolerate anymore. Hence, the Government should go for a Parliamentary Election,” the MP said.
“The Government is attempting to create a picture that deprecation of Sri Lankan rupee is not something unique to Sri Lanka because the other countries are also experiencing deprecation of their own currencies. That’s all rubbish,” he added.
He said Sri Lanka was in a worse situation compared to developing countries like Zimbabwe and Ethiopia.
“The Government should admit its incapability and handover the power to former President Mahinda Rajapaksa who is well capable of handling the economy in a more efficient manner. Mahinda Rajapaksa has proved that how well he has managed the economy under worse circumstances,” he added. (Sheain Fernandopulle)
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Comments - 7
Mevan Wednesday, 26 September 2018 02:37 AM
The present economic situation was brought by MR govt. and one family of brothers, sons and wives robbing and getting caught in a debt trap in which poor people has no escape. Unwanted projects like building airports and cricket grounds in bird sanctuaries only served one family.
neil alvis Wednesday, 26 September 2018 03:40 AM
neither MaRaya nor anyone can turn around the rupee depreciation now. this was the trump card of trump which is working for americans after all these years of rampant bilateral trade agreements. dollar is gaining ground against all currencies and it will continue. it is time the stupids in this government take some austerity measures curtailing unwarranted imports which helps ministers and the croonies to collect massive commissions.
Banda Wednesday, 26 September 2018 10:25 AM
You are correct. Indian rupee has gone down by 12% ,Turkish currency by 40%. JOkers are trying to fool people. Oil prices are going up too
Jude Wednesday, 26 September 2018 03:59 AM
Why!!?? Are you out of your mind!!!??? These JOkers keep amusing the public!!!
Mandayan Wednesday, 26 September 2018 04:05 AM
Clever MP.... no wonder why you are with the Professor.
Joe rajah Wednesday, 26 September 2018 10:44 AM
Why low IQ politician you want to let the brothers and son to loot the beggars again? Come to USA you can break the banks.
Raiska Wednesday, 26 September 2018 08:44 PM
Is there a parliament , is there a Governmnet
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