The joint opposition would pool all its power to defeat the budget 2019 and form an interim government until the general election scheduled to be held in late 2019, with Mahinda Rajapaksa as Prime Minister under President Maithripala Sirisena, SLFP rebel group frontliner and former Minister S.B.Dissanayaka said yesterday.
He said that all progressive forces including members of the Tamil and Muslim political parties and a section of the UNP who were disappointed and dejected over the policies of the UNP and party leader would be invited to join the interim government.
The SLPP led by Mahinda Rajapaksa would be the leading party of the proposed interim government, he added.
When pointed out by the Daily Mirror that there was a risk of SLFP members including Mahinda Rajapaksa losing their parliamentary seat if they sought SLPP membership, Mr. Dissanayaka said it could be sorted out as the new interim government would be formed under President Sirisena with Rajapaksa as the Prime Minister.
‘The main objective of forming an interim government is to save the country and nation from this calamity. The economy is in shatters. Exports have been slowed. Rupee is depreciating daily and prices of all commodities rising with no control. Not only the low income families but the lower middle class is also trying to make ends meet. We try to put an end to this predicament faced by people and give them some relief. We have the full support for the interim government from the MEP led by Dinesh Gunawardana, Democratic Left Front led by Vasudeva Nanayakkara, National Freedom Front led by Wimal Weerawansa, Pivithuru Hela Urumaya led by Udaya Gmmanpila, Ceylon Workers Congress led by Arumugam Thondaman and somany other Muslim and atamil parties,” he stressed.
However, Mr. Dissanayaka admitted that Mr. Wickremesinghe was a shrewd and seasoned politician with a clear economic vision but his advisors are outdated and have no new ideas. It was because of their policies that brought Mr. Wickremesinghe’s downfall in 2004. (Sandun A Jayaskera)
Mandy Friday, 05 October 2018 07:31 AM
Having not even seen the budget proposals, to say you vote against means you are not worried if buydget is good for people, but only power crazy to defeat govt. to loot again.
City Friday, 05 October 2018 08:20 AM
Well said, this guy is the most ungrateful and the corrupted politician in SL.
Dutchy Friday, 05 October 2018 07:37 AM
Please walk the talk even now
dulan Friday, 05 October 2018 08:24 AM
Keep on dreaming!
Unchikun Friday, 05 October 2018 10:07 AM
The star class pinhead of Sri Lanka politics. Please win you electorate and then talk big. A man with no public mandate and ethics.
Unchikun Friday, 05 October 2018 10:08 AM
As you a member of SLPP?
Ghost Friday, 05 October 2018 11:10 AM
Even before it's out? Shows how desperate they are!
Malli Friday, 05 October 2018 05:02 PM
Bull SB says this where is Bull Bandula
harry Friday, 05 October 2018 05:52 PM
He needs money to refurbish his Hanguranketa Palace which was built during the 90's. So he needs the robbers to be back in power.
Palli Kanda Saturday, 06 October 2018 10:27 AM
Harry , not only refurbishing, he wants to build their second palace in Rikkilagasgoda even bigger. I bet all those stupid voters will put this moron back in power.
Sambo Friday, 05 October 2018 08:04 PM
What a bunch of idiots you joint opportunist waiting to grab power to fill your own pockets.
stardust Friday, 05 October 2018 10:55 PM
look his face. Is he an alcoholic or under cortisone treatment via DM Android App
lambert Saturday, 06 October 2018 06:13 AM
Only few months ago this man was blaming MR for everything.
MNA Saturday, 06 October 2018 06:32 AM
SB you lost during parliament elections right? How did you come to parliament?President is also answerable to people, as he brought whom citizens of SL rejected.
Ashok Saturday, 06 October 2018 11:39 AM
Samson Saturday, 06 October 2018 12:54 PM
SB, you have no moral right to be where you are. You have already voted for unknown budget and formed a govt, as the old saying building castles in the air.
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