Parliamentarian Prof. Charith Herath says the former government had many flaws in its economic policies.
Speaking in Parliament yesterday, the MP said attention must be directed to why a new President had to be elected.
He said 6.9 million voted in a President, who had to resign two and a half years later, owing to mass public protests, which paved the way for the appointment of a new President.
MP Herath said there were many flaws in the economic policies of the former government that eventually could not be resolved leading to heavy mismanagement.
MP Herath said the fertiliser issue and many others were a result of such mismanagement.
Parliamentarian Janaka Wakkumbura meanwhile reiterated that all 225 Members of Parliament have a duty towards citizens.
Therefore, the Parliamentarian called on all MPs to unite and work for a common cause during this crucial period.
He stressed on the importance of MPs coming together regardless of their political affiliation, and to present solutions to the people’s grievances.
MP Wakkumbura noted, it was important to appreciate each other’s efforts instead of criticising the opposing factions.
The Parliamentarian recalled the President’s policy statement, and called on Parliament to unite in the hope of forming an all-party government.