The JVP says the formation of a national consensus government will not bring about solutions to the issues in the country. Speaking during a media briefing in Colombo today, Chief Secretary of the JVP Tilvin Silva said the formation of an interim government is a mere ploy to deceive the public.
Silva said the people are urging the government and the President to step down while the President is requesting political parties to join forces in forming a government. He said this has become a joke at present.
Silva added it is reported that the group of independent Parliamentarians including MPs Wimal Weerawansa and Udaya Gammanpila agreed to form a national consensus government. He said this is a new development, as what was thus far discussed was the formation of an interim government.
Silva further said the formation of an interim government is debatable, as it brings an end to the current governance and paves the way for a new leadership.
Explaining the concept of a national consensus government, the Chief Secretary questioned if President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will be prepared to bring perpetrators of corruption to book, and if cases will be re-filed against individuals acquitted of charges, adding that attempts will be made to continue governance with the same group of individuals under a new concept and name.
Silva further said the government is misleading citizens with claims of the resignation or removal of the Prime Minister. He added the government is diverting the attention of the public and will maintain their current positions of power.
Silva further said the formation of a national consensus government will not address issues such as foreign exchange generation, debt repayment, and bringing the corrupt to book. Silva questioned if corruption, fraud, misappropriation, destruction of the economy, and harmful policies will be addressed with the same group of individuals in power.
Tilvin Silva added the people’s issues will not be addressed by the current President, Prime Minister, or government MPs claiming the President and Prime Minister must step down.