Various views are being expressed with regard to the meeting held between President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremasinghe over constitutional reforms.
While the UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake said discussions were on with the government on three issues, UNP parliamentarian Dayasiri Jayasekera expressed dismay over the situation, which he described as ‘government trying to pass the ball on to our side’. The General Secretary of the JVP, Tilvin Silva too said that the UNP leader was providing relief to the crisis the government was facing.
UNP parliamentarian Dayasiri Jayasekera, meanwhile, expressed dismay over the whole situation.
“The position was that the people of the whole country were getting ready to rally against the government. We also joined the leader on a protest campaign. Now our group has gone and begun discussing constitutional reforms. We would like to call upon the president to call upon his MPs and ask for a show of hands of those who are in favour of these constitutional reforms. No one will raise their hands
“They know this and now try to pass the ball on to our side by inviting us for discussions on new reforms to the constitution,” he said.
The general Secretary of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) said that the UNP leader was providing relief to a crisis faced by the government and president’
“They are now having discussions on an executive prime ministerial post. Discussions have already begun with the UNP. The government is now trying to share that burden with the UNP instead of facing it alone.
“Moreover, the leader of the UNP had been able to provide some relief with regard to the crisis experienced by the government and president,” said Tilvin Silva. newsfirst