Parliamentarian Udaya Gammanpila says he has his doubts on whether the Cabinet of Ministers actually resigned yesterday, since the resignation letters had been handed over to the Prime Minister.
Speaking during a media briefing attended by Leaders of the 11 parties affiliated to the government, MP Gammanpila said according to the Constitution of Sri Lanka, Cabinet Ministers must tender their resignations to the Head of State.
The Parliamentarian said resignations handed over to the Premiers are invalid.
He said however the Ministers reaching a decision to resign is a huge victory in the public’s struggle.
MP Gammanpila said the government cannot rely on the majority in Parliament after losing public mandate adding the Parliamentary majority is also at risk.
The MP claimed an interim all-party government is the need of the hour. He called on all MPs who care about the public to unite in forming an interim all-party government.
Joining the media briefing, MP Wimal Weerawansa said citizens have proven that any power hungry individual can be disposed of when the public takes to the streets.
MP Weerawansa said everyone has a responsibility to ensure stability of the country adding that many outsiders could attempt to capitalize from the turmoil.
The Parliamentarian said as responsible political groups everyone needs to ensure the formation of an interim government which will stabilize the country thereby allowing the public to appoint a suitable government.
MP Weerawansa believes a complete restructuring of the governing structure is required adding therefore a progressive nation friendly interim all-party government is the need of the hour.
Furthermore, MP Vasudeva Nanayakkara claimed in order to solve the country’s dollar crisis, fuel consumption needs to be limited adding the government must also ensure foreign remittance coming into the country must not be allowed to be sold in the black market.
He claimed the forex crisis arose from 1,978 as opposed to claims that the issue has been going on for over 73 years.
The MP said the JVP’s lack of knowledge of history will be detrimental in forming a government adding however they will not leave aside the JVP when forming an interim all-party government.