President Gotabaya Rajapaksa who is Forced to Live in a Bunker now Cant Rule the Country from a Bunker states Anura Dissanayake; Ex- Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa is Staying at Shangri-La Hotel is Ready to Leave Sri Lanka says JVP-NPP Leader

Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP)-led National People’s Power (NPP) Leader MP Anura Kumara Dissanayake yesterday (19) claimed that President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is now forced to “live in a bunker” due to the people’s dissatisfaction with his rule, and urged the President to therefore resign immediately.

“Gotabaya Rajapaksa, you cannot live with the public today. You have to live in a bunker today. You cannot rule the country from a bunker. You must go now,” stressed Dissanayake.

He also charged: “Foreign reserves were evaporated by adhering to monetary policies that do not adhere to any economic theory at all. Stupid decisions were made. Former Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa does not feel the impact of the economic crisis. He lives in the Shangri-La Hotel in Colombo and is ready to leave for the US at any moment.”

He made these remarks at the conclusion of the JVP’s protest march yesterday in Town Hall, Colombo. The march was organised from Beruwala to Colombo, and commenced on 17 April.

“The message to the Rajapaksa family is that they must go home. This is not at all a suitable family to give our country’s future to. On 18 April, the President said that he had made a mistake with his ban on chemical fertilisers. Farmlands dried up. Farmers and agricultural experts warned them not to do it. Agriculture Ministry Secretaries were sacked so that the President could do this. And the President said that it was a mistake.

“This is not a mistake like dropping a dish. This is a national crime, where farmlands and agriculture were destroyed. This was a murderous crime. How can we give this country’s responsibility to such a ruler? Rajapaksa, you should get out and go now,” urged Dissanayake.

He added that there is now an opportunity to build a corruption-free country, where all stolen wealth is brought back to the country.

“We must send all those who stole our wealth to jail. We need a new rule for the people now. This struggle will end in victory,” said Dissanayake.

Courtesy:The Morning