‘Aragalaya’ trying to destabilise State – Wimal


Alleging that protesters in ‘Aragalaya’ trying to destabilise the State with the support of external forces, Independent MP Wimal Weerawansa yesterday (27) said the protests that demand every single person who becomes the President to step down cannot be approved. 

Weerawansa made this remark during the debate on Emergency Regulations in Parliament.

To solve the current crisis situation, the administration should be recognised by the people. It should have validity. The current administration does not have the approval of the people. However, this administration is legal. It is established according to the Constitutional framework, he noted.

“Owing to the hardships caused mainly by the economic crisis, hundreds of thousands of people gathered in Colombo to send the former President home. Following that mass scale protest, the former President stepped down peacefully. This Aragalaya was started under the banner of Gota Go Home. The society accepted it because of the hardships they have to go through. But what has happened now? Even when Gota has gone home, this Aragalaya still continues. What is the point of this?”

Now these so called protesters demand Ranil Wickremesinghe to go home. What are they doing? Are they going to demand everyone who is appointed as the President to go home? When will it stop? The easiest way for them is to make it clear about who they want as the President, Then we can make that person the President, Weerawansa stressed.

BY Gagani Weerakoon and Methmalie Dissanayake