government is attempting to avoid the Presidential Election

The Opposition says the government is attempting to avoid the conduct of the Presidential Election.

Speaking during a media briefing United Peoples Freedom Alliance Parliamentarian Dallas Alahapperuma said the government is attempting to avoid elections as their power has drastically weakened.

MP Alahapperuma noted the government is also attempting to prevent former Secretary of Defence Gotabhaya Rajapaksa from contesting the upcoming Presidential Election.

The Parliamentarian also accused the government of indicating the possibility of holding a public referendum and attempting to abolish the Executive Presidency after four and a half years in power.

MP Alahapperuma stressed the government is also attempting to create unrest among communities in a bid to avoid the conduct of elections.

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