Ranil took PM post to save Rajapaksas – AKD

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Appointment of the new Prime Minister is like a ‘stillbirth’, JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake stressed.

He said this after meeting a group of Buddhist Monks led by Ven. Omalpe Sobhitha Thera, who called on the JVP leaders at the party head office in Pelawatta yesterday (12), to discuss the current political crisis.

He noted that the situation is very uncertain, but the fact that Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Ranil Wickremesinghe have taken decisions shows that they are not prepared to listen to any real public opinion.

“Ranil Wickremesinghe is always the saviour of the Rajapaksa family. He comes to power for their own protection. Also, the Rajapaksas are Ranil Wickremesinghe’s bodyguards.

“This is not the change that the people expected. So Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Ranil Wickremesinghe must understand that the solution depends on how much they listen to people.

So we have to show that this conspiracy marked its death at birth,” he stated.

Eleven monks including Ven. Omalpe Sobhitha Thera, Ven. Prof. Holaganwatte Chandrasiri Thera, Ven. Hadigalle Wimalasara Thera and Ven. Rajawatte Wappa Thera participated in the meeting. JVP Propaganda Secretary Vijitha Herath and Politburo Member Nalinda Jayatissa also participated in the discussion on behalf of the party.

By Aloka Kasturiarachchi

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