President promised SLPP not to dissolve Parliament – Harshana

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The Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) claimed it came to know that President Ranil Wickremesinghe has clearly given a promise to the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) MP that he will not dissolve Parliament.

Addressing the media, MP Harshana Rajakaruna emphasised that the Government has failed to present a timeframe with regard to an All-Party Government.

He added that the All-Party Government has become nothing but a political gimmick, and emphasised that almost a month has passed since the appointment of the new President with no step taken yet in this regard.  “We, as the Opposition, have submitted our economic programme to Parliament. But the Government has not yet presented a programme.

If an All-Party Government is to be formed, we will ask the President what his plan is,” he stressed.

He noted that as a party, the SJB has clearly stated that it will support an All-Party programme without taking up ministerial posts.

By Nabiya Vaffoor