Mahinda warns country at risk four years since change

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa today warned that the country was at risk as a result of the change of Government on 9 January 2015.

In a statement issued today, Rajapaksa said that Sri Lanka faces three major dangers as it completes four years since the change.

The first among them is the danger of the economy collapsing at any moment. He said that while the total outstanding debt as at the end of 2014 has remained as it is, a sum equivalent to more than 50% of that total has been added on to the national debt in the past four years.

The other danger, he says, is that of the entire Governmental mechanism breaking down due to the 19th Amendment. He said that under the provisions of the 19th Amendment, Parliament cannot be dissolved under any circumstances, even in the event of a Government repeatedly losing votes on the budget, the statement of Government policy or no confidence motions.

Rajapaksa said that the third danger facing the country is the proposed new draft constitution which is to be presented to the Constitutional Assembly.

“If the new constitution drafted by the same people is passed, Sri Lanka as we know it, will cease to exist. We now hear that attempts are being made to buy MPs to get this new constitution passed. Thus, Sri Lanka now is confronted with three deadly dangers,” he said.

In these circumstances, Rajapaksa says the only political force capable of preventing these dangers from becoming a reality is the opposition alliance that he leads. (Colombo Gazette)

3 COMMENTS

  1. Yes sir, you are telling us the citizens about the country’s imminent colapse in every sphere.
    First of all, bring back to Sri Lanka the billions and billions of dollars you, your family, your brothers and your henchmen have accumulated as ill-gotten gains during your tenancy as the president in this country.
    Secondly, the voters in this country are not donkeys to elect you and your asses in this new political party of buds back into power. Just because this buds party won the local government elections, you must be under the illusion that you are going to be the next president of this country.
    No sir, not even in your dreams!

  2. Sri Lanka will be definitely in danger if Mahinda and his group comes to power. There will be high rise of HR violations. China will swallow the country. Mahinda will become dictator like late Saddam Hussein. The country will become an intentional Pariah

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