“Shuffling the same deck of politicians will not work this time” Sanga hits hard, backs protesters

April 11, 2022 at 12:28 PM

Sri Lanka cricket legend Kumar Sangakkara says Sri Lankan citizens need immediate solutions to address the national crisis in the short term and long term.

Speaking during an Instagram interview with Heshan De Silva, Sangakkara said that just 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.

Stating that there are talks of a national or caretaker Government, the former Sri Lanka cricketer said the people need immediate short term and long term solutions to the crisis.

“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.

Kumar Sangakkara said this is the new generation of youth that is on the streets protesting.

“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.

The former cricketer 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. (NewsWire)