UNP Chairman and MP Wajira Abeywardena said, the present situation is such that the country cannot afford to hold a General Election. Hence, Abeywardena stated that Government should not even consider calling for a snap poll at this juncture.
Abeywardene made this remark during an interview with Ceylon Today’s sister paper Mawbima, when queried as to whether it was suitable to stage a General Election as sought by the protesters.
The UNP Chairman added that as the Government is still struggling to maintain law and order in the country, it would be unthinkable to even mull the holding of a snap poll, till such time, the ground situation improves for such an exercise.
By Anurada Herath