Parliamentarian Patali Champika Ranawaka says the next President of Sri Lanka must not be a ruler, but a caretaker instead.
Speaking during a meeting of the 43rd Brigade, MP Ranawaka accused former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa of singlehandedly bankrupting a flourishing country by acting arbitrarily ignoring provisions within the Constitution.
He commented that a President will be appointed through a secret ballot in Parliament on or before the 20th of July.
MP Ranawaka said the decisive vote will look to elect an individual who has understood the gravity of the economic crisis and will also consider the peoples’ struggle, when making decisions regarding Sri Lanka.
MP Champika Ranawaka said he believes that the political parties will set-aside their differences and elect a leader who is capable of providing solutions during the next three years.
The Parliamentarian is of the view that the elected individual must be willing to lead a democratic all-party government, and reach an agreement with the country’s people.