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SJB says public’s opinion will be built to defeat President at referendum

The public’s opinion will be build to defeat President at his own proposed referendum, said the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB), addressing a briefing called in by the Party today (12).

MP Tissa Attanayake attending the briefing said instead of providing solutions to the basic problems of the people who are living amidst many challenges, the President and the government have resorted to electoral law reforms and constitutional amendments.

Pointing out that the country’s economic has completely collapsed, Attanayake stressed that there is a huge crisis involving Sri Lanka’s forex reserves and the obtainment of credit facilities.

Recalling President Wickremesinghe’s calling for a referendum over any obstacle in Parliament to electoral law reforms, Attanayake reminded that the people of this country do not wish for the holding of a referendum, but a general election. The current grotesque version of Parliament should be replaced with a Parliament that actually represents the public’s opinion in view of establishing a stable government, he emphasised.

The SJB MP added that if the President acts otherwise to continue with a referendum, the public’s opinion will be built to a point where his opinion is defeated.


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