JJB to declare stand on All-Party Govt today

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The Jathika Jana Balawegaya (JJB) will meet with President Ranil Wickremesinghe today (8), to inform of their stand on forming an All-party Government, said former MP Sunil Handunnetti.

“Ranil ‘Rajapaksa’ has already established a so-called government.

His invitation to other political parties is just a pretense. There is no point in joining with such a government. It is useless, Handunnetti said.

Addressing the media yesterday (8), at the JVP headquarters, the former MP said that the JJB will not participate in an All-party Government.

Meanwhile, Handunnetti also said while Sri Lanka is currently in a severe economic crisis, as well political and social crises, the controversy related to the Chinese Research ship recently emerged, placing the country in a helpless position.

“Sri Lanka has granted approval for the ship to arrive at Hambantota Port. But now India is vehemently protesting against that. As a result, we as a country have been put into a position of helplessness.

“This kind of situation has arisen by selling the ports of our country due to the rulers’ narrow political and economic needs. We are not living in a normal situation. We are in a time when we are classified as a weak State and have lost international support. As China and India are our closest trading States, if the friendship is damaged, Sri Lanka’s economic crisis will be deepen further,” he stressed.

Therefore, the Government of Sri Lanka, the President, Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs should intervene and prevent this controversy regarding the Chinese research ship, he said.

BY Aloka Kasturiarachchi