APG will not bring immediate solutions – SJB

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The Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) said that establishing an All-Party Government (APG) will not bring about immediate solutions to the country’s current problems.

Addressing the media on Friday (5), MP Mujibur Rahman said a solid programme must be introduced with regard to forming an All-Party Government that is agreed by everyone.

“Such a programme is crucial for the formation of the All-Party Government. A programme that is acceptable by all must be brought forward with a definitive timeline and clear objectives,” he added.

Rahman said, a common goal must be initiated with the involvement of all political parties for the wellbeing of the country.

Meanwhile, MP Niroshan Perera, who addressed the same media briefing, noted the reason the SJB supports an All-Party Programme is that they know that the country is in a very difficult situation economically.

“If we do not make unpopular economic policy changes, the people will have to suffer even more in the future. We do not only look at the matter from a political angle. We have to be responsible as an Opposition that is not limited to criticism,” he added.

Perera said that in order to implement All-Party Government, the government should ensure the fundamental rights of the people.

Meanwhile, a discussion was held on Friday (5) between President Ranil Wickremesinghe and the SJB on the establishment of an All-Party Government. 

Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa, Chief Opposition whip Lakshman Kiriella, SJB General Secretary MP Ranjith Maddumabandara and several MPs participated in the discussion.

By Nabiya Vaffoor