Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa claims the Prime Minister and the entire government must tender their resignations immediately as the first step in seeking a solution to the prevailing crisis.
Speaking in Parliament today, MP Weerawansa said the public are awaiting the decisions reached in Parliament at the end of the two-day Parliamentary debate on the present crisis.
The Parliamentarian said as public representatives they are engaged in a debate amidst a dire situation. He added no one has a right to use the present situation for personal gain claiming however a majority are attempting to capitalize on recent developments.
MP Weerawansa said many factories have shut down due to the inability to import raw materials and on-going power cuts, while thousands have lost employment.
He said this is the worst Sinhala and Tamil New Year celebrated in the country.
MP Weerawansa said no one can shun responsibility of ensuring the safety of the nation.
On a separate note, MP Wimal Weerawansa said the first step towards a coalition government is maintaining financial stability with financial reserves of approximately USD four billion.
He said the country also lacks a Cabinet of Ministers claiming the President could be hopeful of a suitable solution being tabled in Parliament.
The MP said irrespective of the President’s decision MPs have a responsibility to provide solutions.
MP Weerawansa said the government must be able to obtain USD 4-5 billion in the least from friendly nations to strengthen reserves as it is the only short-term solution.
He said the present administration is incapable of obtaining funds as they have lost the trust of the international community.
He said nations that were supportive of Sri Lanka including Japan and China have changed their stance.
The MP said such a government will never be able to seek a solution to the ongoing crisis adding an interim government representing all parties must be established.
MP Weerawansa said strengthening reserves will improve Sri Lanka’s credit rating thereby increasing the trust of international financial institutions.
He added state banks are also no longer able to obtain loans from foreign banks.