A complete lock-down essential: Sajith
Posted on March 17th, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror

The government should not act like Nero, who played the fiddle when Rome was burning or beat about the bush but should announce a complete lock-down to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) Leader Sajith Premadasa told a news conference today.

Many countries have cancelled all events and gone into nationwide lock-downs. France has cancelled the second round of its local elections, Britain has postponed its local elections while the US is currently carrying out discussions on postponing its presidential election even though it is only due in November. However, the Sri Lankan government is having election mania hell-bent on obtaining a two-thirds majority in Parliament,” he said.

Mr. Premadasa said the number one priority is to protect the people and prevent COVID-19 from spreading.”

He said his earlier requests to call for a national-level discussion and the postponement of the general election has been unfortunately turned down by the government. (Yohan Perera)

3 Responses to “A complete lock-down essential: Sajith”

  1. Ratanapala Says:

    Sajith Premadasa

    Sri Lanka was spared the ignominy of electing an idiot as the President – mainly because of the wisdom of the majority of the general populace and to boot it all up some timely divine intervention.

    Now this political neophyte whose only reason for fame is his infamous father, wants to be the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka. Presently when the whole world is facing a health / medical disaster and closer to home our Mother Lanka, instead of cooperating with the government he is making professorial pronouncements on how to contain the Corvid-19 menace. He wants the whole of Sri Lanka to be in lock-down and quarantined. He has no idea of what he is suggesting involves nor the logistics necessary. Like Rip Van Winkle he has suddenly woken up from a deep slumber and suddenly found himself active in politics.

    He has no idea where he was during the Bond Scams nor when the Easter Sunday attacks took place. He seems to suffer from selective amnesia and behaves like the former strongman of North Korea who could give on the spot instructions on anything under the sun. At least in his case, Kim Il Sung was a genuine military leader who took the might of the American war machine headlong.

    Sajith Premadasa is not fit to be the leader of the UNP nor anything to replace it. It is unfortunate that UNP supporters cannot find a suitable, capable and a charismatic leader to lead them. What awaits them is political oblivion!

    So far it is heartening to see the way the Sri Lanka government is making arrangements to meet the virus threat according to latest practices proactively and with the interests of all concerned be they Sri Lankans or foreigners.

    If the UNP and their associated political parties had the interests of Sri Lanka at heart, the best thing they should have done was to have allowed the dissolution of the parliament soon after them losing the Presidential Election in November 2019. That would have been the most patriotic action to take knowing that the electorate have rejected them not once – at the local government elections in 2018, not twice – at the Bentara-Elpitiya by-electionin 2019 but thrice – at the Presidential Election in November 2019!

    Moreover they did not cooperate with the Government and this made obvious when they refused to support a vote on a finance bill recently at the parliament. This was after telling the nation that the opposition would help the government on issues concerning the governance of the nation.

    This did not leave any space for the President other than dissolving the parliament and go to elect a new government at the earliest. The shameful conduct of the opposition parties leaves no room to take on their word when they call to reconvene the parliament.

    Moreover, they are now embroiled in internecine warfare – the end result of which can only be the end of the UNP and all those past and present who have anything to do with their current brand of politics. Sajith Premadasa is only there to drive the final nails into the UNP coffin! Hope he will have the physical courage to do it!

  2. Hiranthe Says:

    very well written Ratnapala.

    If this Corona outbreak took place during their Yahapalana time, no doubt that we have to lockdown the whole country and the death toll may have been exceeding that of Italy. Sajith would be still in the deep sleep.

    This fool doesn’t no what an idiot he is. Good for Mother Lanka because, Gota can develop the country while they are still finding a suitable replacement to lead the Unpatriotic UNP.

  3. Ancient Sinhalaya Says:

    Pad sajith is barrel man hitler mala paharan’s double. This pea-brained idiot doesn’t know what he is talking about.
    Only a day or two ago, paada was saying Covid19 can’t stop him meeting its supporters, and it had 3 meetings. with traitor foreigners tamils, mussies and some traitor Sinhalese dhrohiyas. Now he is advising Gota who has lot more brain cells on top of his shoulder than this pea-brained paada.

    Anti Buddhist, anti Sinhalese, anti Sri Lanka, Mother Lanka dismembering, minority worshiping, murderous
    (Sinhalese Buddhists only), lying, thieves of the UNPatriotic_rats Party aka GooandPee keep your mouths shut.
    You paada and Co go lick the backsides of the tamils and mussies. All patriotic Sinhalese loathe you traitors for
    destroying the Sinhalese race, Sri Lanka and Buddhism for the last 40 years. Try to get rid of traitor chief die
    hard catholic token Buddhist Batalande wa(n)dakaya before it eliminates you. You are traitor alugosuwa (to
    Sinhalese Buddhists only) lk porisada R@’s son. Traitor alugosuwa killed 1000s of Sinhalese Buddhists and
    mollycoddled barrel man hitler mala paharan’s catholic tigers of tamil drealam. You have no shame, you are
    now sleeping with the same traitors to get into power.

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