Media spokesman for the SJB S.M. Marikkar said the forthcoming budget will be the final one for Ranil Wickremesinghe as the president.
It will result in the disintegration of the government, Marikkar told the media yesterday (08).
He said the budget will entirely feature conditions put forward by the IMF.
The MP also accused Wickremesinghe of engaging in empty rhetoric and operating a dictatorial and oppressive regime instead of fulfilling the pledges made to the people, despite being in power for over a year.
“The IMF has recommended that the government should boost its revenue to strengthen its ability to meet its obligations. Is the Government planning to achieve this by raising tariffs and taxes? To ease the burden on the country’s citizens, alternative income sources should be explored. President Wickremesinghe has not addressed this matter,” he observed.
Marikkar also accused the president of manipulating surveys to depict that a victory in elections can only be achieved through a coalition of the UNP and the SJB.
Wickremesinghe is apprehensive about the SJB and has thus assembled a team to carry out a survey that suggests victory can only be attained through a coalition between the UNP led by him and the SJB, he said.
“The SJB will not form coalitions with those who were accused of fraud and corruption in the good governance government,” he added.