Positive speech, looking forward to work – Opposition Leader
President Ranil Wickremesinghe’s policy statement, as admirable as it is, how it would be practically implemented is actually what matters, Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa told the media following the conclusion of the Ceremonial Opening of the Third Session of the Ninth Parliament yesterday (3).
Premadasa said that he genuinely hopes that the President’s policy statement would become a reality.
Premadasa also said that the Opposition also seeks to support the program of rebuilding the country through an All-Party Government and the establishment of Parliamentary Committees.
“Looking at the entire speech of the President, it was a positive speech and the points of the speech should be practically implemented in the same way.” the Opposition Leader observed.
The Opposition Leader said that he appreciates the clear cut manner the President presented the plan for an All-Party Government that would base on a National Assembly and a People’s Assembly. Premadasa also noted that it seems no chance would be given to opportunists in the guise of joining an All-Party Government.
The Opposition Leader said that he personally believes that the Parliamentary Oversight Committees should operate through a strong committee system that goes beyond the current powers.
He said that it would be more optimal if the National Assembly, the Party Leaders’ National Assembly and the sectoral monitoring committees are all further strengthened.
Premadasa noted that Samagi Jana Balawegaya’s support to the government will only be given through the Parliamentary Sectoral Committees.