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Present crisis is economic, says MEP

The Mahajana Eksath Peramuna (MEP) has proposed a novel programme to create a new government which will fulfill future expectations.

Addressing the media yesterday at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute, MEP Leader Parliamentarian Dinesh Gunawardena said the country is now experiencing a huge crisis, which is worsening day by day.

“Though the government is trying to interpret it as a political crisis, it is really an economic crisis.” said the MP.

He further said that economic growth which was as seven percent in 2015 has now been reduced to 3.9 to 4 percent.

The MEP proposes a market economy based on private and public sector participation to overcome this crisis.

He further added that the dispute between the President and the Prime Minister and the absence of a strong, effective democratic Parliament has badly affected the country.

So holding a general election is important to overcome this situation.

Commenting on the draft Counter Terrorism Act (CTA) which has still to be presented to Parliament, MP Gunawardena said the government is attempting to suppress trade unions, students unions and other forces who raise their voice against the government.


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