FUTA wants Ranil to step down & NOT contest election in Parliament for President

FUTA wants Ranil to step down & NOT contest election in Parliament for President

FUTA wants Ranil to step down & NOT contest election in Parliament for President

Written by Zulfick Farzan

15 Jul, 2022 | 5:35 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st): The Federation of University Teachers’ Associations in a letter to Acting President Ranil Wickremesinghe has called on him to step down from office and avoid contributing to a disastrous constitutional and political impasse that will further destabilize this country.

FUTA has made the following demands:

• You consult with the speaker and the parliament and take the appropriate steps to resign
from office immediately.

• Pledge to the people of this country that you will not offer yourself as a candidate when the parliament meets to appoint a new President on the 20th of this month

• Desist from using the arbitrary powers of the office of the executive president to direct violence and suppression at the people at any juncture.

• Desist from acting in such a manner that gives legitimacy to an illegitimate government.

“We sincerely hope that you will listen to the voices of reason and the people’s will and step down from your office honorably. As you are well-aware failure to do so could lead to a state of tremendous uncertainty and instability in the country,” it said in a statement.

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