Prioritise resolving socioeconomic crisis – Sirisena

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Former President Maithripala Sirisena said rather than hounding those who violated the Sri Lanka Freedom Party’s code of conduct, priority should be given to resolving the country’s problems.

He said, instead of taking disciplinary measures against those who were appointed as State ministers, more attention should be paid to measures that can be taken to feed the hungry and improve their living conditions.

He was speaking to the media after a ceremony in Colombo yesterday (18).

He emphasised that turning around the country is the need of the hour.

Sirisena said people should unite to address people’s hunger, poor living conditions, and economic difficulties.

“Various organisations, civil society groups, and educated youth have developed strategic plans and presented them to the Government on how to work toward that goal. Our party wants to seek the opinion of the youth, scholars, intellectuals, and experts in various disciplines to develop the country,” he said.

By Thameenah Razeek