The JVP has turned down an invitation by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to accept Cabinet Ministerial posts.
The party is of the view that they will not join the President or Prime Minister to form any interim, short-term, or all-party government structure under any circumstance.
Leader of the party Parliamentarian Anura Kumara Dissanayake speaking at a media briefing today called for the President to first and foremost step down as President.
He said the President is a leader who has no understanding of the people’s demands adding that the present crisis is not an issue relating to Ministerial posts.
MP Dissanayake added that the President has no justifiable reason to put forth such a proposal at this point of time.
He said the President must understand the slogan ‘Gota Go Home’, and act accordingly.
The MP said the government enacted a drama last night with the resignation of the Cabinet of Ministers.
He charged that apart from Ali Sabry, Dinesh Gunawardena, Johnston Fernando, and GL Peiris were reappointed in their former Ministerial posts, and questioned the purpose of such a move.
MP Dissanayake commenting on the release issued by the President’s Media Division this morning pertaining to the President’s stance on the crisis in the country, said the President continues to blame Sri Lanka’s prevalent crisis on a global crisis.
MP Dissanayake said financial experts informed that the President wasted USD 5.5 billion in funds of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, provided his allies opportunities to gain profits in billions, and dampened the agriculture industry by halting the use of chemical fertiliser.
The JVP leader said all such measures were a result of the President’s actions and his poor policy decisions and did not stem from a global crisis.
He also accused the President of failing to understand his own flaws.