Opposition Leader R.Sampanthan has made a clarion call to President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe to rally together to resolve the national issue which has an inexplicable link with the economy in the larger interest of the island’s wellbeing.
He made this request seconding the Vote of Felicitation on Premier Wickremesinghe on his completion of continuous membership of Parliament for over a period of 40 years. During his address, Sampanthan said: “ Premier Wickremesinghe is a mature, calm, stable and subtle person. He is not a person who could be easily ruffled. He is both locally and internationally respected as a politician with a vision. This aspect of personality of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe needs to bear fruit in a more visible manner. He takes correct decisions, irrespective of any other consideration.
Wickremasinghe decided to field Common Candidate Maithripala Sirisena in 2015, irrespective of pressure demanding him to be the opposition candidate. His bold decision was justified by the results. Then the incumbent government followed a commendable path deviated from its predecessor.”