Jun 20, 2018

‘Some JO members favouring the PM’ - Mahindananda

Some from the Joint Opposition and others representing the group of SLFP members who left the government are acting in a manner that creates an advantage for Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, which is a pathetic situation, said Joint Opposition MP Mahindananda Aluthgamage.

He made this comment in response to media questions being posed when he had arrived at the Colombo Supreme Court Complex.

Aluthgamage pointed out that the country’s economy has been dragged into the doldrums due to the colossal loss caused to the country through the Treasury bond scam, adding that the US dollar had risen to unprecedented levels never experienced before.

However, he noted that while the prime aim was to topple the government that has brought the country to this pathetic plight, there are some in the Joint Opposition and the group of 16 SLFP members who left the government who are still trying to create situations that would be favourable to the Prime Minister.

Therefore, Aluthgamage said these parties should understand the prime aim of the Joint Opposition and stop helping this crumbling government to survive and act in a responsible manner.