JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said that the NEC had a mandate to work only for 100 days and so now its mandate is over.
Dissanayake, who is part of the NEC, said that the NEC was formed with the intention of giving advise to the Government from the day the new Government took office.
However he said that while the new Government was to be in office only for 100 days, the NEC was also given a mandate for 100 days.
He also noted that the Government under Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe does not have a mandate to continue in power.
Dissanayake said that it is not ethical for the Government to continue even after 100 days as the people had only backed the implementation of a 100 day programme at the January 8 Presidential elections.
“The people have also not approved a UNP-SLFP National Government,” he added.
The JVP leader also noted that on January 8 the people wanted legal action to be taken against corrupt politicians in Parliament.
However, he noted that some members of the current Parliament are working against the wish of the people by working against the Bribery and Corruption Commission.
As a result, he says the current Parliament must also be dissolved soon and a new Parliament elected through a General Election. (Colombo Gazette)