By: Isuru Parakrama
Colombo (LNW): A recent poll carried out by Daily Mirror shows that less than 50 per cent are of the belief that President Ranil Wickremesinghe is the political leader who has the vision and the capability to put Sri Lanka on a recovery.
The poll “Which political party leader has the vision and the capability to put Sri Lanka on a recovery path and lead to sustainable development?” reveals that less than 50 per cent of the voters believe that the United National Party (UNP) Leader would be the ideal person on putting Sri Lanka on a path to sustainable development.
More than 25 per cent believe that Leader of the National People’s Power (NPP) and the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) Anura Kumara Dissanayake would be the ideal person for economic recovery, whilst more than 15 per cent believe that Leader of the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) and Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa would be the man, according to the poll by Daily Mirror.
Meanwhile, less than 10 per cent believe that neither of the political leaders are capable of setting the island nation on a path to recovery.
Collectively put, about 55 per cent of the votes stand against President Wickremesinghe, who has about 44 per cent votes in favour.
The incumbent government led by Wickremesinghe is currently under severe criticism for not allowing the holding of the Local Government Election and approving a series of repressive measures against peaceful protests in the country.