Jan 15, Colombo: Former President Maithripala Sirisena stressed the need for a strong parliament at the next general election to support the new President.
Speaking at an event in Polonnaruwa yesterday, Former President Maithripala Sirisena said the parliament’s support is needed for a president to function regardless of his executive powers.
“No matter how much powers a president has, he cannot function without the power of parliament. The UNP has the power of the present Parliament,” Sirisena noted.
The former president urged the public to elect a new parliament that would work with the President.
“Most likely there will be a general election by the end of April. We have to work together as a new government to overcome tomorrow’s challenges. Therefore, a new government should be formed with the new President. Take action as a new government to solve today’s problems of the country tomorrow.”
“We need to work together to have a great victory at the next election, especially to achieve a historic victory in the Polonnaruwa district,” said former President Maithripala Sirisena.