A Parliamentary Election is very likely to be held by the middle of the next year, said National Organiser of the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) MP Tissa Attanayake, speaking to a briefing held in Kandy.
Following the end of 2023, the President will be able to call in a Presidential Election as well, the SJB MP reminded, adding that the holding of a general election thereafter can also be a possibility. The SJB, therefore, will be ready, he added.
Challenging the government to hold the dragged in Provincial Council Election, as well as the Local Government Election as soon as possible, Attanayake noted that the SJB wouuld be ready to show the people’s power in those elections.
The SJB MP went on saying that they have no intention of bidding for a common candidate in the upcoming Presidential Election, for the entire country had learned a lesson by doing so in 2015. Anyone who had learned that lesson in 2015 will never be catering to such a mistake again, he added.
The Leader of the SJB will be the Presidential Candidate for the upcoming Presidential Election, Attanayake went on, adding that the Party is intervening to obtain the support of all political forces in this regard. Any political party or group can join the SJB as well, he pointed out.