The government independent group of MPs collectively called for the immediate resignation of the Prime Minister and paved the way through the speaker of the parliament to form an all-party government.
Issuing a communique they request, as agreed upon on the 9th of July at the party leaders’ meeting and as unanimously decided thereupon, to the prime minister not resigning has caused anarchy in the country.
They further noted that they observed the protesters having sieged the prime minister’s office; thus, this situation is leading towards valance.
The independent group further noted that certain groups had surrounded Parliament today for some unknown reason.
The communique note thus
“Parliament is the sign of people’s sovereignty, the stronghold of democracy.” We believe a threat to its existence is a deadly blow to democracy. Obstructing the parliamentary functions means it would jeopardize the efforts which are scheduled to lead to the election of a new President and through this, the effort to restore the peaceful atmosphere in the country..
At the same time, restoring democracy within the country is a critical factor in gaining international support to get out of the current economic crisis.
As a result, we emphasize that the primary responsibility of all political parties, international organizations, and protestors is to protect the parliament and other democratic institutions.
Due to the current unruly situation, Sri Lanka is speeding towards anarchy and human calamity.
Transforming economic disasters into human disasters may allow foreign forces to enter the country.
So, we plead without turning Sri Lanka into South Asia’s Libya, let us all work together to overcome this adversity.