AKD criticises planned National Council

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Jathika Jana Balawegaya (JJB) Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake yesterday (20) said in Parliament that they are not happy with the proposed National Council.

The JJB Leader said the intention behind a National Council does not seem genuine.

“The Government says the National Council is for finding solutions of the crisis-ridden people. But the truth is, they just want to show some kind of body to convince international community that everyone supports the Government,” he claimed.

Dissanayake also said that even when the Government requested the Opposition to join the National Council, it refused to make members of the opposition chairpersons of Parliamentary watchdog committees; Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) and Committee on Public Accounts (COPA).

“Many organisations raised concerns about fraud and corruption in Sri Lanka during the UNHRC sessions in Geneva. It is clear that this government has no recognition and a mandate for Ranil Wickremesinghe to be the President,” he stressed.

BY Methmalie Dissanayake