Govt. sweating and shaking when suggested to hold polls - Mahinda
May 1, 2017 07:12 pm
The Government has a phobia of ‘sweating and shaking’ when there are suggestions to hold elections, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa said.
The former President made the observation while speaking at the May Day rally of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) at the Galle Face Green on Monday afternoon.
“We accepted there challenge. We held the rally at the Galle Face Green. Now our ultimatum for this Government is to hold the election without further delay,” he added.
“They would not dare to hold it now anyway,” Rajapaksa stressed.
The former President also charged the country suffers today due to the loans obtained by the Government and owing to the controversial Bond sale issue.
“The Government turns a blind eye to charge the wrongdoers,” he added.
Rajapaksa also slammed the Government following decisions to sell country’s resources to foreign countries.
“Not only in the South, they sell resources in the North as well,” he said. He also pointed out the people did not give a mandate for the Government to sell the resources of the country.
“Will they be able to achieve reconciliation by selling the resources of the country?” he asked.
Rajapaksa also vowed that this will be the May Day rally which makes an effort to form a new Government and make an end to the present ruling system.