Toppling Government, not the answer – JVP
Handunnetti was speaking to the media after handing over protective equipment to the Colombo National Hospital as a Party donation.
The JVP will continue similar donations to the hospitals treating COVID-19 patients in other areas as well.
“The prevailing economic hardships are not only due to the weakness of the Government but also due to erroneous political and economic systems of the country. The country cannot go forward in this manner.
The corrupt political and economic systems should be changed and the people have to line up for that purpose. However, the first priority now should be to get rid of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The country needs to have all hands on deck for that purpose. Politicisation of pandemic control measures must cease,” he commented.
Criticizing the move to appoint former State Minister Ajith Nivard Cabraal as Central Bank Governor, the former MP said it affects the independence of that institution. “It is not suitable to appoint politicians to head that institution. One may say that he has prior experience in that post, but we say, he will be like a fox guarding the henhouse,” he added.