Dilan calls for legal reforms to stop family bandysm in Sri Lankan politics 

Thursday, 17 November 2022 01:42 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

  • Says MPs must only be allowed only three Parliamentary terms 
  • Calls on Opposition to work together to defeat Rajapaksa and Ranil Co.
  • Opines Opposition must vote against Budget as it has failed to deliver practical solutions to current issues

Parliamentarian Dilan Perera said a law preventing any person to be elected to Parliament exceeding three terms must be introduced to defeat the family bandysm prevalent in Sri Lankan politics. “This is the only way to end the greed for power and family bandysm,” he said. 

The MP made these comments during a press conference held by the National Freedom Congress yesterday. Perera opined that 50% of those elected to Parliament at the next General Election should be newcomers to politics. 

Commenting on the continuous delay in holding polls, Perera called on all Opposition parties to come together to defeat the Government’s attempt to purposefully delay elections. “Parties may have differences in opinion but I believe they can come together and agree on the need to defeat the Rajapaksa and Ranil Co.,” he said. 

Expressing his opinions on the recently presented budget for 2023, Perera said it has failed to present any solutions to the issues faced by the country. “The Budget for 2023 presented by the President as the country’s Minister of Finance has not provided any solutions to the current economic crisis. There is no point attempting to cure a common cold one may get in 10 years instead of curing pneumonia that exists today,” he said. 

Perera said considering the fact the Opposition must oppose the Budget presented. “There are commendable concept proposals within the budget for long-term planning. However, it has not provided practical solutions to the practical issues faced by the country. Therefore, the Opposition must oppose it,” he added. 


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