Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) former MP Samantha Viddyarathna speaking to a public gathering organised by the National People’s Power (NPP) yesterday (13) said his party does not agree to an all-party government and an election, therefore, must be immediately held.
“We do not agree with the all-party government that is ruining this country. We say, go back to a public vote. Win and rule if you can. When the people vote and appoint a government, the people will like it. Not only those who voted but also the ones in the opposition begin to think that no matter what happens now, the government what the people want. So they will think that it will not be appropriate for them to take to the streets.” Viddyaratna said.
He added: “Isn’t it good that the protests are stopped for at least a year? They will be stopped. The International Community will recognise that the people of Sri Lanka have voted for a government they like, democratic. Then some aid will come this way, the tourists will return, the investors too. The protests will stop. Then the country can rise again.”