Joint opposition reiterates call for early General Elections

The joint opposition today reiterated its call for early General Elections by dissolving Parliament.

Joint opposition Parliamentarian Vasudeva Nanayakkara said the joint opposition is ready to support President Maithripala Sirisena to obtain the majority needed to dissolve Parliament.

He said the Government must be removed in order to ensure a stable political situation in the country.

Nanayakkara told Parliament that the joint opposition had urged the President to withdraw from the Government in order to isolate the United National Party (UNP).

He said that while the joint opposition is against the whole Government it wants the UNP removed first.

“We wanted to divide the enemy and isolate the worst enemy,” he said.

Nanayakkara said that based on the results of the just concluded Local Government elections, the Government has no right to remain in office. (Colombo Gazette)