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President Maithripala Sirisena should take immediate action with regard to serious issues, such as the economic crisis and the alleged assassination plot, instead of complaining or making mere statements, the Joint Opposition (JO) said yesterday.

JO MP C.B. Ratnayake said if President Sirisena was against the fuel pricing formula and the depreciation of the rupee, he should intervene to defeat Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera’s budget for the next year.

“The President should also take serious action over the assassination plot in which IGP Pujith Jayasundara is also allegedly involved,” he said.

“Berating the IGP is not good enough. Action should be taken,” he said.

Meanwhile, MP Mahindananda Aluthgamage said the President should remove Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as it was the Premier, who has made financial decisions, which led to the economic turmoil the country was in today.

“The Premier should take responsibility of current economic crisis,” he said.

“It was the Prime Minister, along with his friends such as Minister Malik Samarawickrama and R. Paskaralingam, made key economic decisions. It was the Premier who appointed Arjuna Mahendran as Central Bank Governor amidst protests and paved the way for the bond scam.

“The bond scam is one of the reasons why the rupee is depreciating. If he doesn’t resign, the President should remove him,” he said.

He said the best option available to salvage the economy was to replace the Government with a Mahinda Rajapaksa-led administration. (Lahiru Pothmulla)


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  Comments - 6

  • Chris Thursday, 04 October 2018 06:49 AM

    Mahindananda even without A/L's talking of economy. If Bond Scan was responsible for the depreciation of the rupee it would have happened long ago, pure common sense.

    DJ Thursday, 04 October 2018 06:56 AM

    Most probably this assisination issue was all made up by the JO. It looks a case of diverting investigations the IGP is carrying out to fix the big rogues

    LankanPatriot Thursday, 04 October 2018 09:07 AM

    Actually, it’s the President’s Economic Council that is responsible for economic decisions these days. So go ask them and also file a complaint against Trump, he’s the one who’s doing the trade war with China and raising the dollar value. But all that is too complicated for you right?

    Ronnie Bugger Thursday, 04 October 2018 09:29 AM

    This Joker C.B Ratnayake has suggested that the Government be handed over to mega 'hora' MR. He is talking through his hat to even suggest this when the current legal advise say that the mega 'hora' can not contest a third time. So dry up you Joker.

    Bala Thursday, 04 October 2018 09:37 AM

    Mahindananda shows that he does not know economics and global trends in finance obviously with this type of nonsensical talk. Of course this is good for uneducated voters who think superficially. Unfortunately the govt media is very weak to counter this from private media to bloat JO.

    VJ Thursday, 04 October 2018 10:11 AM

    The assassination plot is a hoax. As correctly pointed out by Chris. It is of course to divert attention of the masses. The PM is responsible for the economic crisis when the president is managing the economic council? Taking 63 people to the UN GA at the expence of the public does not make economic sense.

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