Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) said they would support government’s genuine efforts to uplift the country and will do so while not accepting Ministerial portfolios.
Attending the SJB electoral meeting in Embilipitiya, on Sunday (14), Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa said that, no one from SJB will become a part of a government which is a ‘Rajapaksas’ garbage truck.’
He noted that the SJB does not require ministerial portfolios to serve the country.
“It was the Rajapaksa regime that brought the country to such a precipice and no one in SJB will become a part of that garbage lorry of the Rajapaksas. The whole country is facing an economical and socio-political tragedy. The reason for this is that the people made the wrong decision instead of the right one in two elections held in 2019 and 2020. The latest scam happening in this bankrupt country is forming a so called All-Party Government,” he stressed.
Premadasa said what needs to be done immediately is to hold an election and seek the people’s mandate, adding that there is no solution beyond that.
“Malnutrition is on the rise in the country. The Government has brought to an end the programme to provide a nutrition pack for pregnant mothers as well,” he added.
By Nabiya Vaffoor