Participating in the NCM debate in Parliament, Dissanayake said that the SJB’s move would further strengthen the government.
“This is not politics.This is just a media stunt. If those who moved this motion had a slight sense about politics, they would not have presented this NCM. Why do I say so? Gammanpila represents one faction of this government. There are some other factions who are not pleased with them either politically or personally. We saw that ministers like Dayasiri Jayasekara and Vasudeva Nanayakkara openly speak about that. We can understand their rues. Now what did the SJB do? They brought a NCM in that backdrop. Now, those who had started to speak about political conflicts in the government will become silent. The SJB by moving this Motion made them silent. That is why we say that this is a politically foolish move. This is not politics. This is only a media stunt,” Dissanayake said.
Dissanayake made these observations joining the second day of the debate on the NCM moved by the SJB against Energy Minister Udaya Gammanpila.