Samagi Jana Balaw (SJB) leader Sajith Premadasa said his party is ready to accept the daunting challenge of rebuilding the country.
Opposition leader Premadasa said the SJB could bring the economy back to its pre-2019 state within five years. The declaration was made on Monday (27) at Sir Marcus Fernando Mawasa of the Opposition Leaders’ Office.
SJB won 54 seats in the final parliamentary elections in August 2020, including seven national wrist slots.
SJB leaders demanded that President Gotabaya Rajapaksa resign without delay and launched a devastating attack on UNP leader Lanilwikramashinha. He added that those who claimed that Wickremesinghe was a “super” PM capable of performing economic miracles had to eat their own words.
Due to mismanagement of the national economy, which caused unprecedented disruption in fuel supply, some ministers undertook foreign excursions at the expense of taxpayers to solicit fuel and gas. SJB leaders have repeatedly called for the resignation of President Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Wickremesinghe, claiming that the government is trying to deceive the masses who are struggling to deal with the serious shortage of almost all important items.
Of the 54 parliamentary groups, three parliamentarians, Harin Fernando, Manusha Nanayakkara and Nazeer Ahamed, accepted the ministerial portfolio and another parliamentarian, Dayana Gamagage, switched her loyalty to SLPP.
SJB leader Premadasa said there was no room for waste, corruption or fraud under his leadership. Former Deputy Prime Minister of UNP offered to lead the country at an event held to announce the establishment of a unit to form a national consensus on solutions to political, economic and social problems. (SCIENCE FICTION)
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