Former President requests for General Election

Former President requests for General Election

Former President requests for General Election

Written by Nathasha De Alwis

12 Feb, 2018 | 1:29 pm

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, calling a media briefing today, stated that parliament should be dissolved and a general election must be held.

He stated that the Pohottuwa was handed a great victory and that he is thankful to the general public for that victory.

He further stated that the general public has given its clear indication for the present government and called for a general election to allow the people to decide.

Mahinda Rajapaksa also stated that they think that”amid this situation, this economic unrest and all this, the best is to call for a general election and based on the results, establish a stable government.”

A question was raised at the media briefing whether they will bring the proposal forward according to the 19th amendment that is needed for the parliament to be dissolved.

Responding to the question he stated that they are asking the government to bring a proposal, because if they bring it forward the parliament will object. Media must create an opinion among the general public. There is already such an opinion, the government must heed to this, it was pointed out.


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