Written by Staff Writer
26 Feb, 2016 | 3:24 pm
The Joint Opposition convened a media briefing this morning where UPFA MP,Mahindananda Aluthgamage stated that although the people voted based on the faith they had on President Maithripala Sirisena, what is taking place in the country is the program of the United National Party.
He further added that for the first time, under the UNP Government of Ranil Wickremesinghe a situation has arisen where the rupee falls off the people’s pockets.
“We have reached a decision on the constitutional reforms” he said and went on to note that anything that harms the country will not be allowed to take place.
He further noted that when it comes to constitutional reforms, the SLFP will be have one stance
MP,Shehan Semasinghe stated that the price of paddy is 18 rupees and if the price is 18 rupees, the farmers will hope to sell if for 10 rupees and the Government hopes to purchase the paddy by the end of March.
“When paddy is purchased for 28 rupees by end of march, who earns an income” questioned MP,Semasinghe who went on to explain that farmers have no storage facilities and the Government has not slashed the debt of the farmers and has pawned the local agriculture to other nations
When questioned about the upcoming local government elections MP Aluthgamage noted that the primary aim is not victory but to make sure elections take place
When questioned about the new party and its leadership MP Aluthgamage added that there is no need for a discussion on that because for a new political party to be created there needs to be an elections and when the elections are announced a decision can be made and the leader maybe Mahinda Rajapaksa or Romesh Pathirana
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