SJB slights Weerawansa’s new movement


Samagi Jana Balawegya (SJB) ridiculed National Freedom front (NFF) Leader MP Wimal Weerawansa for forming a new movement.

Addressing the media on Monday (5) SJB MP Harshana Rajapaksa noted that they, Weerawansa and the members of his new movement, are people who need to be held accountable for bringing the SLPP-led Government to the power.

 “Do you remember the fancy stories they told comparing Gotabaya Rajapaksa to leaders like Mahathir Mohammad and Lee Kuan Yew? These people said they will build this country together. Now those who did this by inciting racism and sectarianism, showing off and spreading false racist news about Dr. Safi, are coming back in a new way. This is just like old wine inside new bottles,” he added.

Meanwhile, Rajakaruna noted that the SJB parliamentary group has decided to establish a select committee to find the culprits behind the economic crisis.

“It is essential to find out as to who is responsible for the crisis. It could be the political leadership or those in the Treasury or the then Minister of Finance. Also, the number of Cabinet ministers should not be increased at the moment when the country is in a deep economic crisis,” he added.

In the meantime, Rajakaruna noted that ex-President Rajapaksa has no moral right to enjoy privileges granted to a former Head of State.

He noted that if the former President has done his duty properly, it is okay to enjoy the privileges.  But that it is not ethical to enjoy all those privileges after not performing the duties properly and leading the country into an abyss, he stressed.

By Nabiya Vaffoor