Sri Lanka: People enjoy universal franchise and democracy because of Parliament, former Prime Minister and the United National Party (UNP) Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe said.
Speaking at the protest rally in Colombo yesterday, he said, “The President has betrayed the people’s mandate. He is trying to take executive powers back to his hands. We will not let it happen. We will dedicate ourselves to protecting democracy.”
The UNP will get together with all democratic forces and develop the country while establishing reconciliation. The good governance government was brought to protect the democracy of the country and accordingly, the 19th Amendment was introduced. The independent commissions were established, the UNP Leader said.
UNP Deputy Leader MP Sajith Premadasa said the UNP will walk forward with the power of the people and develop the country. The struggle will be won peacefully and democratically. More and more houses will be constructed for the people.