Mayantha invited to join Govt

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Another Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) MP has been invited to join the new Government.

Addressing the Media, yesterday (22) SJB MP Mayantha Dissanayake stated that he had received an invitation to join the new Government.

“I have received an invitation to join the Government. However I am not willing to leave the SJB, but would work for the nation if I get an opportunity. I am also not willing to move away from the party line,” Dissanayake said.

He further noted that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had done his best in this regard.

“The decision by the World Bank and Asian Development Bank to allow Sri Lanka to use assistance granted by them to purchase essential goods is a positive move,” he added.

He further urged that the Parliament should reappoint Sectoral Oversight Committees, which were abolished on former Premier Mahinda Rajapaksa’s suggestion.

By Nabiya Vaffoor