A special meeting was held between President Ranil Wickremesinghe and Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa today (22). Secretary General of the Samagi Jana Balwegaya (SJB) MP Ranjith Madduma Bandara also joined the meeting.
The President invited the Opposition Leader on a second round to join the government’s mission to build the country.
Premadasa, on the other hand, denied the invitation and responded that they will support the government as the Opposition. Maximum support will be extended to every progressive move made by the government, the Opposition Leader promised.
The SJB Secretary General emphasised that the Opposition is not ready to become a burden to the country by joining the government and accepting ministerial posts. Instead, every positive move will be backed, Bandara noted.
He added that the Opposition will not be able to criticise the wrong decisions taken by the government, were they to accept such posts.