State of emergency is protecting Rajapaksa clan – Imran

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Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) Trincomalee District MP M. Imran claimed yesterday (12) that the state of emergency was declared to protect the Rajapaksa family and supress peaceful public protests calling for the resignation of the Government, including President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

MP Imran went on to say that declaring an emergency is nothing new.

“The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna has completely lost favour with the majority of the country’s people,” he said and added that those who brought the current government to power have gathered to expel them.

“SJB Leader Sajith Premadasa is of the stance that if the interim government should be formed, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa must step down from his position. The formation of the interim government also seems to be protecting the Rajapaksa family. The general election must be held, dissolving parliament,” MP Imran added.

By Naalir Jamaldeen