All opposition parties, including a section of the SLPP, want President and the Premier to step down immediately
Opposition political parties and a group of Parliamentarians representing the government are calling for the immediate resignation of the President and the Prime Minister, paving the way for an all-party interim government.
An opposition activist said that an all-party government could function under an acting President for a short period until the next election.
The all-party interim government would ensure free and fair elections for the people to elect a government of their choice once the necessary economic and constitutional reforms come into effect within a specific time frame.
A spokesperson of the Samagi Jana Balavegaya told Lankasara that if the President and Prime Minister reject this proposal, which has the blessings of the Maha Sangharatna and other religious leaders, they may resort to agitation through democratic means along with the Trade Unions forcing them to quit.
The MP mentioned the Janatha Vimukti Peramuna, Samagi Jana Balawegaya and its affiliated parties, Sri Lanka Freedom Party, a section of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna, and a group of MPs, an independent group of MPs, trade unions and mass organizations, will join this program.
The MP stated that the President and Prime Minister have no solutions to the current economic crisis. f
Sooner than later, the country would go down an economic precipice if the President and Prime Minister continued.
Against this backdrop, an emergency general election is the most appropriate answer. However, it is impossible in the current economic context. Hence, the alternative is to form an all-party government until normalcy returns to the country.