SJB will never join a Govt that victimises masses – Sajith

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Although the Government has been enticing the political parties in Parliament to join an All-Party Government (APG), his party will never join any administration that victimises the masses, despite whatever posts and perks are bandied around, Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa stressed.

He also invited all progressive forces in Sri Lanka to set aside their political difference temporarily and to join ranks to defeat ‘State-sponsored terror’ that is being practised by the present regime.

The Opposition Leader alleged that the Government was continuing to infringe the Fundamental Rights of the people taking cover under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA).

He stressed that no one in the country has the right to violate Fundamental Rights of citizens. Premadasa made these remarks during a function held with the participation of several civil society organisations, trade unions and artists at Sri Lanka Foundation Institute (SLFI).

By Nirmani Guneratne