The Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) was the first to forecast the risk of the Covid-19 pandemic and the crises to follow, reminded Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa, speaking to a protest organised in Urubokka, Hakmana, Matara yesterday (23).
Despite the SJB’s warning, the government paid no attention whatsoever and today the people are suffering the consequences of it, he added.
Had the government acted on the SJB’s warning then, the number of Covid cases and deaths occurred could have been curbed saving many lives, the Opposition Leader noted.
The SJB, which is not on power, is doing what the government does not in its power, Premadasa went on, adding that the SJB-led CSR projects like ‘Samagi Jana Balawegayaen Husmak’ and ‘Sakwala’ are the best examples.
Promising that the SJB has the programme and the vision to build the country, the Opposition Leader called on the people to unite to form a pro-people government free from fraud, corruption, repression and threats.
Protestors joining the assembly said that the people of the country have been severely affected by the current regime and that the government’s reckless rule should be held accountable.