“Fisheries State Minister Wedaarachchi had said that he was never given any powers in the ministry.
There is no pint in telling that to me. If I am to give ministry powers, then I have to give them to a person, I can trust. I have given some limited powers to him, but I can’t give him full powers,” Minister Amaraweera said.
Addressing a media conference at his Angunukolapelessa residence, Minister Amaraweera said if he (Minister Wedaarachchi) had any problem, he could ask any other ministry from the Prime Minister or the President. I have given the fisheries deputy minister enough powers and also given a personal staff as well.”
“If I am given the Highways Ministry, I will accept it,” the minister said. (Wimal Gurusinghe and Chandrasena Gamage)