In the event that Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s Vision for Prosperity has failed and the people of the country have 200 per cent lost their confidence with the government, Mahinda Rajapaksa should be taking over the country to rebuild it, urged Muruththettuwe Ananda Thero, speaking to a briefing held in Abhayarama Temple, Narahenpita today (20).
Although Gotabaya Rajapaksa continues to serve as the Head of State of Sri Lanka, a person of experience should be taking over the country, the Thera noted, suggesting that he should be none other than Mahinda Rajapaksa.
He pointed out that that agriculture has completely collapsed in the country due to the short-sighted decisions taken by the government on fertiliser.
The 6.9 million mandate was given to the government on the confidence the people had with Mahinda Rajapaksa, he went on, adding that the youth community in Sri Lanka who painted the walls with a blossoming hope for their future are now suffering from disappointment.
The Thera further suggested that it is not too late to change the situation, adding that bestowing the power with Mahinda Rajapaksa may not be objected by Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Should Gotabaya object the idea, he would be committing a damage to the country, he claimed.