Sri Lankan cricketing legend Kumar Sangakkara said in an Instagram interview that Sri Lankan citizens need immediate solutions for the national crisis both in the short term and long term.
Sangakkara said that 226 people have destroyed the country of 21 million people.
“A country of 21 million has been brought to its knees by 226 people. The leaders we have elected have put in place bad policies and exercised terrible fiscal management, but worse they have shown absolutely no regret for putting their own citizens in this life-threatening situation,” he said.
“Shuffling the same deck of politicians in the hope that a week of gas or electricity or a week of food supplies is going to make the people shut up and be placid and more malleable again is not going to work again for these politicians. For this Government, for anyone,” he pointed out.
“A new, more aware, more awake, more determined, and fearless society that is united that has started this movement. And this is not a trend. This is here to stay,” he emphasized on the new generation that is on the streets.
Sangakkara also said he personally likes to believe in a Sri Lanka that does not just unite in hardships, but that takes the lessons from this crisis and builds a country in which racism and religious divide play no part in society or politics.
He added that there should be no room for corruption, nepotism, and the building of family dynasties on the back of the people of Sri Lanka. (NewsIn.Asia)