Ranil begins rule by violating citizens’ FR – Harini

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Jathika Jana Balawegaya (JJB) MP Dr. Harini Amarasuriya stressed that Ranil Wickremesinghe has started work as the President of Sri Lanka by violating the fundamental rights of the citizens.

She said, through ‘Aragalaya’, the people of the country are demanding a change from the rotten politics.

Addressing the media on Friday (22), at the JVP headquarters, she said although he appears as a great liberal who respects democracy, his true nature has been understood during this time.

“We have to decide carefully on the next chapter of the struggle. Currently, there is a parliament and a president without a mandate. Not only does he have no mandate, but all the reactionary people have appointed Parliament to represent his actions. This Parliament is not a place to represent the people. It is not a place to express people’s opinion,” she stressed.

Accordingly, Parliament should be dissolved to appoint new representatives who truly portray the people’s mandate. It is not just about changing the new President and his Cabinet that was sworn in, Parliament should be made a place that actually represents the people. The final victories of the struggle can only be achieved through that, she emphasised.

Also addressing the media, JVP General Secretary Tilvin Silva alleged that the people are not protected by Ranil Wickremesinghe who got the Prime Ministership without a mandate and got the Presidency with the blessing of the Rajapaksas.

He said, Wickremesinghe serves the dethroned Rajapaksas who had to give up their positions due to the ‘Aragalaya’.

“JJB is making a massive intervention to continue this fight until a government that represents the sovereignty of the people of this country is established. Not only Wickremesinghe but also this Parliament is against the peoples’ opinion. It is necessary to create a parliament that represents the real popular opinion instead of the parliament that distorted the mandate of Ranil Wickremesinghe as Prime Minister and President without the consent of the people,” he said.

BY Aloka Kasthuriarachchi