News

SLFP discusses plans to leave the current Govt.

It is difficult to move forward with the present Government under the current circumstances says Senior Vice President of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Prof. Rohana Lakshman Piyadasa.

He made this statement during a media brief held yesterday (02) by the Sri Lanka Independent Professionals Organisation.

“We accept that under the current circumstances it is difficult for our party to remain within the present Government. The Government is continuing to ignore the implementation of our agreement. Corruption has engulfed our society today. There can be several view points with this regard. With the current political situation, people are finding it very hard to survive,” he said.

He went on to say that many people have requested the SLFP to move out of the current Government.

“If we are to move out of the Government, it should be done with a good plan. We fully agree with the agitations shown by the general public towards this Government. When people are gathering together to stand against the decisions of the Government, as a party, we are ready to lead their struggles. We should also implement a novel political programme in this regard,” added Piyadasa.

Piyadasa went on to state that no matter how much power is held in Parliament by the Government, the Government will not survive if the people are against them.

“Whether it is 2/3’s or 5/6’s majority, if the people are against the Government, the Government cannot survive,” he said.

Piyadasa concluded by warning the Government and relevant authorities that Sri Lanka is headed towards a grave economic crisis, which will eventually cause severe political tension within the country.