Sri Lanka’s Indigenous Chief Uruwarige Wannila Aththo speaking to reporters after attending a function in Badulla said the young protesters engaged in the people’s struggle ‘Aragalaya’ demand a change, and such a goal can only be accomplished by the holding of an election that allows them to elect public representatives of their preference.
A General Election, accordingly, will pave the way for the young generations to hold up to their expectations of solving the crisis in the country, the Indigenous Chief emphasised, following the same demand being made for many months by multiple parties, including the general public and political parties of the Opposition, who claim that neither Ranil Wickremesinghe the current President of Sri Lanka nor the Regime is favoured by the people.
In addition to Wannila Aththo’s comments, many people are already of the opinion that the Parliament of Sri Lanka does not represent the actual mandate and a parliamentary election, therefore, must be held to establish one that actually does.
The government, on the other hand, does not wish to hold a General Election whatsoever and expects to cling until its term ends.
The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), which not very long ago held the strongest majority power in Parliament since 1977 and secured a tremendous 6.9 million mandate, is currently facing many internal crises, evident of which a number of political factions have already separated themselves from the SLPP-mainstream by now.
In the backdrop, the SLPP fears risking its bid on power at any general election, hence the unwillingness to hold one anytime soon, according to sources.