Sri Lankan Government is not being run by either the President or the Prime Minister, but by an old blackbird, says SJB Parliamentarian Rohini Kavirathna in parliament today(17).
The MP, as the defeated nominee for the post of Deputy Speaker, stated that the Prime Minister had become a mere puppet of the Rajapaksa family, and had become a tool to carry out the Rajapaksa regime’s agenda.
“The Rajapaksas have shown that they will continue to pursue their agenda, and this should further strengthen the people’s resolve to continue their struggle.”
The vote to elect a new Deputy Speaker was held today (17) at parliament. Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) nominee Ajith Rajapaksa has been elected as the Deputy Speaker with 109 votes. MP Rohini Kaviratne, who was nominated by the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) was only able to secure 78 votes.
Pointing out that she lost out on the post because the Rajapaksa family did not like her, Rohini Kavirathne said that they were disgusted by her, being a member of Parliament who spoke against the corruption in the Parliament.
She stated that the struggle, calling for ‘Gota Go Home’ and for all Rajapaksas to go home must continue, at least until the demands are met.
“I am with the youth of the ‘Aragalaya’ at GotaGoGama, not with the opportunistic politicians within this Parliament.”
Mentioning that she is deeply saddened by the assassination of a former Member of Parliament, the MP said that the properties of a number of MPs throughout the country were destroyed, including the attacks on Galle Face and Kandy protests, are historical mistakes and all wrongdoers should be punished.