President should stand down immediately – Sritharan

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President Gotabaya Rajapaksa should hand over his resignation letter immediately, Tamil National Alliance (TNA) MP S. Sritharan said.

Speaking to the Media yesterday (10), he said the country’s violence level has peaked, and the people have to deal with the consequences of violence. He emphasised that the law must be upheld in all instances, and that the forces must prioritise the protection of the people.

Not only people in the North and East, but also people in the Upcountry, have taken a stand against the Government and its members, and they have attacked their homes and properties. However, violence on violence is never a solution, and our country’s youth must act peacefully.

“We have successfully completed a 30-day peaceful protest and will continue to do so to bring victory to the country. The Rajapaksa family and the irresponsible rulers should be ousted democratically, not violently. We must seek solutions to the crises and avoid causing additional problems,” Sritharan said.

He emphasised that the main goal of the protest is to send the Government home, and he urged the youth and protesters to handle the situation peacefully while protecting the lives of all citizens.

He further said the prediction of Velupillai Prabhakaran is coming to pass. Prabhakaran said in the past Tamil people were the only ones to face attacks of Rajapaksas. “However, Prabhakaran said the Rajapaksas will also attack the Sinhala community in the future and this is being witnessed at present,” he added.

“The requests of the public should be heard and fulfilled. Also, violence needs to be stopped immediately. We all need to unite and stand together to achieve our goal,” he said.

By Eunice Ruth