Willing to play role in Govt through Committees – Sajith


Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa said the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) is willing to play a role in the Government through Parliamentary Committees.

Addressing a meeting he had with trade union leaders on 22 July, Premadasa noted that they are prepared to play a role in the Government through committees, but do not intend to accept ministerial portfolios.

“The correct way to play a role in the government is to participate in Parliamentary committees and not to accept ministerial portfolios and enjoy perks that come with them. Civil organisations, trade unions and other organisations should come to an understanding on a common programme to rebuild the nation,” Premadasa said.

Premadasa said he will set up a national council bringing trade unions and other civil organisations together, tomorrow (26).

“All progressive proposals which come up at the national council will be presented to Parliament,” he added.

He said the council will function at the Opposition Leader’s office.

By Nabiya Vaffoor