Full victory in an election is doubtful, ready to form a coalition government.

Anura Kumara Dissanayake, the leader of the National People’s power, says that the National People’s power will not allow the implementation of the constitutional amendments proposed by the government to introduce a new parliamentary election system before the presidential election.

In a meeting held with the Sri Lankan community in Toronto, Canada, he said that the current government is making every effort to avoid a national election at this time as it is predicting that it will lose power.

“This government is afraid to hand over power to the people. That is why there is hesitation about the elections. The government has now presented a cabinet paper to introduce a new election system. We assure you that we will not give any chance to the government to make that amendment before the presidential election.

He said that the government knows that if the presidential election is held first, it will not be possible to get at least the positions of members of parliament. That is why Basil Rajapaksa and his team are now trying to hold the parliamentary election before the presidential election.

He said that before the parliamentary election, the presidential election had been held three times in 2010, 2015 and 2019. He also said that according to the constitution, the president can dissolve the parliament at will.

Answering a question, he said that if the NPP fails to secure 113 seats, the NPP is ready to form a government with people with whom the NPP can agree and form an alliance.

“If we can get about 105 seats, it means that the people are ready to accept our government. So if that happens, we will get together with people who can agree and form an alliance,” he said.