The JVP yesterday (12), criticized UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe, saying that it was he who created the platform for the political coup by President Maithripala Sirisena and Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Participating in the debate, on the confidence motion in support of Wickremesinghe as the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said that the current political turmoil was triggered as a result of Wickremesinghe and his Government shifting away from the mandate the public granted them in 2015.
“When a new Government was formed in 2015, there was a specialty in it. Several factions contributed to it. But unfortunately, one faction and a group of persons and a single authority started to claim the power. It is the Governing party which holds the responsibility for doing the correct thing.
They are also responsible for not refraining from any wrong doing. But Wickremesinghe did not care about it. He allowed things, which were not supposed to take place, to happen.”
Furthermore, Dissanayake said that whoever takes over the position of the Prime Minister is not relevant to the JVP. The Prime Minister post will be held by a person from either of the main camps, he said.
“Whoever that person would be, we are pretty sure that he cannot fulfil the duties that go with that post correctly. He would not do much for the betterment of this country. That person will not be able to come up with a plan to initiate a good political culture or a good economic policy for this country. Therefore, we do not have faith in any person from either of these camps,” he said and added, “When it comes to Wickremesinghe, we hold the same position that we held last April, when a No Confidence Motion was brought against him.”
“It is true that President Sirisena and Rajapaksa are responsible for the current political drama. But who created the stage for that?
Wickremesinghe should take the responsibility for that. We do not justify this political coup. We will do everything we can to defeat that. But that does not mean that the JVP supports Wickremesinghe to regain the Premiership because for the last three years he and his Government pathetically destroyed the faith reposed in them by the people. Therefore, Wickremesinghe is the one who is responsible for this entire saga of events.”