Sri Lanka’s President Says Will Not Reinstate Ousted PM

Mumbai (SriLanka) : On Sunday, Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena said that he would not rehabilitate Ranil Wickremesinghe as a Prime Minister even if he proved his majority in the parliament. These issues can lead more to the political stoppage of Srilanka.

“I will not appoint Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister in my lifetime. Even if they have a majority, I have told them not to propose him as I won’t appoint him as prime minister,” Sirisena told foreign media.

He even said he would replace Wickremsinghe with the pro-China former Mahinda Rajapaksa because of the policy differences and a sharp ascend in corruption.

Sirisena said he has even decided to appoint a commission to probe corruption malpractices “under Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s government.”

While a former Cabinet Spokesman under Wickremsinghe said Sirisena should feel guilty to make these allegations because he was the head of the cabinet under Prime Minister Wickremsinghe.

Stating to Reuters Rajitha Seneratne said, “Why didn’t he say this over all those last few years and investigate?”

“If President Sirisena’s wild allegations continue, I will be forced to divulge details on who interfered, when, where and how,” said Sagala Ratnayaka, former minister in charge of police under Wickremsinghe.

Sri Lanka faced an intensified disaster with the newly appointed Rajapaksa government rejected to resign despite two confidence votes. Sirisena also rejected to accept the outcome of the votes saying the proper preliminary procedure has not been done.

Sirisena disintegrated parliament and announced elections to break the impasse, but the Supreme Court ordered a suspension of that command earlier this month, as it hears petitions challenging the move as unconstitutional. A verdict is expected on 7th December, 2018.

He has even expected to the problems end with the Supreme Court ruling.

As per the Island Nation’s Committee, the president has the power to nominate a prime minister who he thinks can take a decision in the parliament.

“To appoint a prime minister, I should also like the person and should be able to work with the person,” President said.

The Wickremsinghe-led center-right Union National Party (UNP) though, has declined to recommend anyone but Wickremsinghe as a Prime Minister.

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