Protests to be launched to remove Government

Mahindananda-Aluthgamage___The main opposition Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) today said that it will be launching protests after June 9 together with members of the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) to gather support to remove the Government.

UPFA MP and former Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage said that the Government has failed to achieve its goals within the 100 days since it took office.

“This Government has no right to continue. They were given only 100 days. We gave them bonus days as well but still they have failed,” he said.

Aluthgamage said that on June 9, after handing over a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to Parliament, the opposition will gather public support to remove the Government by holding protests around the country.

He also said that public support will be gathered to make former President Mahinda Rajapaksa the next Prime Minister while Maithripala Sirisena remains President.

Aluthgamage said that the UPFA will be organizing a rally in Matara on June 12, as part of a series of rallies in support of Rajapaksa.

He said that 75 members of parliament have confirmed their participation at the Matara rally and the next rally will be held in Anuradhapura where 100 MPs are expected to attend.

Aluthgamage also noted that while President Maithripala Sirisena is talking of good governance, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is promoting revenge politics.

The former Minister said that as part of the revenge politics of the Prime Minister, the wife of former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has been summoned before the police to be questioned over some allegations.

He said that President Maithripala Sirisena must take steps to prevent the Government from continuing with its revengeful actions. (Colombo Gazette)

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