The SJB will not be a party to a national government with those who do not have a public mandate, opposition leader Sajith Premadasa said yesterday (18).
He said in a statement, “The present government and the president are carrying out a Hitler-type campaign to fool the people by spreading falsehood with regard to a national government. This is just like what Hitler using Joseph Goebbels did during World War 2.
“The president and the government are spreading falsehoods by using those who identify themselves as journalists. Neither the SJB as a whole nor any individual MP would join to form a national government,” Premadasa said.
“We would call for a snap general or a presidential election. If not we appeal to the government to hold the local government election to determine the pulse of the people. We would consider joining in forming a national government if the people give a signal to that effect,” he added.
“Some media institutions are publishing falsehoods in exchange for rewards,” he charged.