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Opposition Leader blasts disruption of essential services for political gains

Opposition Leader R. Sampanthan says the government headed by the democratically elected President Maithripala Sirisena should be allowed to lead the country forward.

Speaking at the debate to He reiterated that no one has the right to topple the government by hatching conspiracies and interrupting essential services.

Speaking at the debate on resolutions under the Public Services Ordinance in parliament on Thursday the Opposition leader said disrupting essential services is an anti-democratic move.

He said the trade unions are a vital and important component of a democratic society and the rights of workers need to be protected at all times but nobody has the right to interrupt essential services.

Mr. Sampanthan blamed the so-called joint opposition is responsible for this action and said the government must take bold decisions against such movements and the government must be able to implement them.

The Opposition Leader pointed out that the people twice rejected the leadership of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa politely and the people’s verdict should be accepted. Therefore, all political groups should bow down to democratic decisions of the people allow the government to move the country forward, he said.

The joint opposition attempts to disrupt national reconciliation in the country, he said.

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