JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake had told the Sunday Mawbima that many salient factors including the PM protecting and aiding abating corrupt persons, recommending corrupt fraudsters to receive ministerial posts, cutting down on relief for the people, selling off national assets and many more should have been included in the NCM.
He alleged that those who brought in the NCM had omitted these factors intentionally.
The JVP Leader further noted that from the point of the government headed by the Prime Minister receiving the people’s mandate on January 08, 2015, they have been conducting their activities contrary to what the people expected. He said he and his MPs were preparing to present all charges against the Prime Minister on the day the NCM will be taken up for debate.
'If we had signed it the NCM would be potent' - Bimal Ratnayake
Meanwhile, JVP – MP Bimal Ratnayake in an interview with the BBC Sinhala service had said that the NCM draft formulated by the JO had not been presented to his party. “Had they given the draft to us as well, we would also have included our views in it, because this Maithri-Ranil government has totally destroyed the January 08, 2015 people’s trust which was placed in them. However, had we included our points too in the NCM, most of the JO members would not have been able to sign it,” Ratnayake noted.
''This is another political gamble by the Rajapaksas''
Ratnayake explained in his interview that this NCM against the Prime Minister is another political gamble by Mahinda Rajapaksa.
He noted that by this NCM, what Mahinda Rajapaksa intends is not to topple the government, but to have the cases against his family swept under the carpet.
“Mahinda Rajapaksa eternally gambles in politics. His party brought in the NCM against Ravi Karunanayake, but he did not sign it or vote for it. At that point the JVP voted in favour of that NCM,” Ratnayake said.
He said Mahinda Rajapaksa not only refrained from signing it, but he also refused to topple the government and take on the Premiership.
“Then what is the intention in bringing in this NCM? The intention is to shake up the government and make them afraid, warning them that the government could be toppled and also inculcate fear in the minds of the police officers initiating investigations against them. Further he intends to plunge the government into further turmoil and disrepute, paving the way for him to grab power at an opportune moment,” Ratnayake further said.