Mahinda to resign tomorrow: Lakshman Yapa

2018-12-14 19:03:03


Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa, who was appointed as prime minister by President Maithripala Sirisena on October 26, has decided to resign from the premiership tomorrow after making a special statement, UPFA MP Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena said today.

Speaking to Daily Mirror, he said Mr. Rajapaksa had informed the President that he would not want to drag the country into further chaos.

“President can’t appoint a prime minister until January 2019. Therefore, Mr. Rajapaksa is of the opinion that the country could not go forward with this political turmoil and anarchy,” MP Lakshman Yapa said.

“However, Mr. Rajapaksa has asked the President to appoint the Cabinet and even a new Prime Minister at his discretion,” MP Lakshman Yapa added.

He said they would give whatever support to the President if required in the future.

Meanwhile, MP Namal Rajapaksa tweeted that “To ensure stability of the nation, former president @PresRajapaksa has decided to resign from the premiership today after an address to the nation. The SLPP with Frm President, SLFP & others will now work to form a broader political coalition with President Sirisena,”  (Sheain Fernandopulle)

  Comments - 69

  • Lasantha de Silva Friday, 14 December 2018 19:17

    I thought it was fake.

    Reply : 47       53

    wijebahu Friday, 14 December 2018 19:41

    after taking country backwards for years.

    Reply : 30       185

    Sid Friday, 14 December 2018 19:19

    This is unacceptable!

    Reply : 167       33

    channa Friday, 14 December 2018 19:43

    your speech must make people cry.

    Reply : 23       102

    xxx Friday, 14 December 2018 19:20

    They had remembered about the stability of the nation only after the court verdict. Until then, only about their stability.

    Reply : 19       304

    True citizen Friday, 14 December 2018 19:49

    100% agree. UNP should bring the party in to correct track, if not they should face the same fate.

    Reply : 9       172

    Borat Friday, 14 December 2018 19:28

    Former President. That’s all you can fall back on. Lost all respect so how about saying present prime minister Or ...Hmm that also hollow. Rajapakse paying for sins even gods can’t help

    Reply : 16       168

    Late Friday, 14 December 2018 19:38

    Too late. already you and MS have done enogh damage to the nation.

    Reply : 14       172

    Sinhalaya Saturday, 15 December 2018 10:42

    Him and MS did the damage? more like MS and RW ruined the country. RW is incompetent won't even give Sajith to take over.

    Reply : 4       7

    ASP Friday, 14 December 2018 19:39

    Nothing left to resign. He is suspended from his post anyway. He has proved to be a power hungry, shameless, loser who came in through the back door like a thief in the night. At least now crawl back into the hole from which you came out.

    Reply : 13       195

    Sid Friday, 14 December 2018 21:12

    Your talking about Ranil rite?

    Reply : 102       20

    Bull in china shop Friday, 14 December 2018 19:40

    He never had that to resign. Don't forget your father was a dictator twice chased away by people. Get lost to USA with your uncles you moron.

    Reply : 14       136

    sirisena Saturday, 15 December 2018 10:44

    hold it right there! Give the man some respect he stopped terrorism in this country and did some development compared to the current government full of incapable ministers

    Reply : 5       5

    kukula Friday, 14 December 2018 19:42


    Reply : 3       62

    Sri lankan Friday, 14 December 2018 19:42

    Maybe president's daughter will Twitter too.." to ensure stability of the nation the president will resign and start cultivating in Polonnaruwa "

    Reply : 5       145

    Kumara Dharmarathne Friday, 14 December 2018 19:42

    Although it was little too late,your decision to resign from the premiership in the name of the democracy and for the benefit and the sake of the people of this country is really commendable. People of this country will salute you and remember for their life for the sacrifice you have done. This noble act will help you in the long run in your political life.

    Reply : 130       24

    ali Friday, 14 December 2018 20:19

    Two of them especially MS, would go down in the history as the ones who had done most damage to the nation because of their greed for power.

    Reply : 9       108

    rew Friday, 14 December 2018 20:47

    What democracy did MS and MR practice Kumara??

    Reply : 6       82

    White-Van Friday, 14 December 2018 20:47

    Tell that to Tajudeen’s family, ekneligoda family, Lasantha s family and the many others who actually sacrificed heir loved ones for this shameless monkey

    Reply : 7       95

    Disawe Saturday, 15 December 2018 09:09

    Long run? Is he just in his twenties?

    Reply : 0       4

    Rishi Senthil Saturday, 15 December 2018 11:57

    Can you be clear of what he sacrificed to the nation?

    Reply : 0       2

    aa Friday, 14 December 2018 19:43

    after reading comments on daily mirror news, just wonder how this much hate grown towards MR..

    Reply : 8       114

    Piyasena Friday, 14 December 2018 19:43

    Yep, that may be bigger than the Central Bank corruption.

    Reply : 3       85

    Mithun Friday, 14 December 2018 19:44

    50 days premier to resign

    Reply : 7       105

    Jemmie Friday, 14 December 2018 21:08

    Fifty shades of Shame

    Reply : 3       83

    Black64 Friday, 14 December 2018 19:47

    That's great

    Reply : 3       73

    Shihan Friday, 14 December 2018 19:48

    Finished playing PM? Exit stage, thanks,no encore please!

    Reply : 7       88

    Sunil Friday, 14 December 2018 19:48

    Noooo..Please try international court you have majority

    Reply : 2       85

    naufal Friday, 14 December 2018 20:59

    he may try china court

    Reply : 4       67

    K Chokshanadan Friday, 14 December 2018 19:52

    Correct thing to do, if there is an election now Ranil has the advantage. People will forget every thing in another 1 year and will vote you back to power.

    Reply : 55       24

    TJ Friday, 14 December 2018 19:53

    Does it mean that the premiership to MR would create instability in the country?

    Reply : 3       59

    Mandy Friday, 14 December 2018 19:54

    He knows he cannot do anything now but will give a concocted story and plead that he is doing it for the country when all along he did for personal, family and his band of thieves benefit and nothing else.

    Reply : 3       85

    Kamal Friday, 14 December 2018 19:57

    Why not tonight the Friday night?

    Reply : 4       67

    DHA Friday, 14 December 2018 19:58

    This is all a drama by politicians to divert people from the real picture which is bringing down the cost of living now everyone are talking about this whereas prices are soaring !!!

    Reply : 3       54

    Janaka from Matara Friday, 14 December 2018 20:00

    Natapu thoilekuth nahe - Bere paluwakuth nahe. Arthikaye paluwakuth nahe.

    Reply : 1       56

    Kola kotiya Friday, 14 December 2018 20:00

    First PM to be interdicted

    Reply : 2       63

    Udaya Friday, 14 December 2018 20:04

    I had a respect on you for what you have done to the country earlier, but now no respect on you what you have done to the country now,,, are you so greedy for power??

    Reply : 6       72

    ishan Friday, 14 December 2018 20:06

    He has lost his credibility. It is high time for him to retire from politics

    Reply : 4       61

    SKM Friday, 14 December 2018 20:07

    What about Sirisena who was the father of this whole destructive scenario? He should go before MR.

    Reply : 3       70

    Reality Check Friday, 14 December 2018 20:09

    From the beginning all of you knew the law.... just hoped that Ranil would just go away without a fight.Now... which leader has the courage to apologise to the nation for the hardships people undergo and the loss of lives due to this blunder to grab power?

    Reply : 2       54

    Sofia Friday, 14 December 2018 20:26

    The two main culprits of this fiasco should go away together gracefully if they really love this country and admit they tried a fast one but failed instead of trying to fool us again with stories as deshapremis.

    Reply : 1       53

    Dperera Friday, 14 December 2018 20:14

    MR did not ask for this position. President MS appointed him to the position. Mahinda Rajapaksha is an honorable man. He has stopped the decades-old SL civil war. No one cares any more. MR always think about the country first. Long live Hon Mahinda Rajapaksha !!!!

    Reply : 104       16

    Senaka Saturday, 15 December 2018 10:46

    Totally agreed. everyone forgets the good that he has done! MR is a hero!

    Reply : 7       5

    Chandana Friday, 14 December 2018 20:16

    What a cost the country. He betrayed his country men and tried to create racial tensions during this short period. Luckily Sri Lankans did not believe his lies and cunning plans.

    Reply : 4       76

    Ravi Sene Friday, 14 December 2018 20:54

    Much worser than BondScam?

    Reply : 14       48

    Arjuna Ranawana Friday, 14 December 2018 20:17

    Resignation is not enough . He has to pay compensation for all damages country's image and economy.

    Reply : 5       64

    kumar Friday, 14 December 2018 20:19

    It would take a couple of yeas to come out of the mess MS has created and who ever who take up the challenge would ultimately end up in taking the blame. The best solution is either to impeach MS or abolish executive Presidency and go for an Parliamentary and Presidential election

    Reply : 1       59

    Disawe Friday, 14 December 2018 20:27

    It’s an earthquake for him hope the aftershocks will paralyze him

    Reply : 3       46

    tlogi Friday, 14 December 2018 20:28

    Did you hold the power legally, to resign now?

    Reply : 3       53

    Ravi Sene Friday, 14 December 2018 20:47

    MR got caught to a trap leyd by MS.

    Reply : 3       43

    Bernard Friday, 14 December 2018 20:56

    MR please take along with you the politically brain dead click.

    Reply : 3       46

    naufal Friday, 14 December 2018 20:56

    What waste of time and a loss of two public servants (police)

    Reply : 3       38

    krishna Friday, 14 December 2018 20:59

    Don't leave my dear MR.Stay as long as possible.

    Reply : 38       8

    janaka Friday, 14 December 2018 21:22

    Please don't wait for tomorrow , resign today after a hopper dinner with MS both resign This will be good for the country today is friday.

    Reply : 1       42

    Manage Friday, 14 December 2018 21:25

    This is the starting point in the failure story of MR

    Reply : 2       31

    Ketheesh Waran Friday, 14 December 2018 21:30

    Maithripala Sirisena should resign soon after Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns. He created this ugly situation

    Reply : 1       43

    Tremolo Saturday, 15 December 2018 10:48

    And then give you the presidency i suppose?

    Reply : 0       2

    Ravi Friday, 14 December 2018 21:30

    Can Sira and Mara be sent to prison with no further politics

    Reply : 1       39

    Leon Friday, 14 December 2018 21:43

    Is it the end of Rajapaksa dynasty after Mahinda'sillegal behaviour as PM refusing to resign despite twono confidence motions. Gamarala got him right and properthis time. They can both go together into no mans land.

    Reply : 1       35

    Jack Friday, 14 December 2018 21:44

    Y tomorrow? Just resign immediately

    Reply : 2       35

    Badur Friday, 14 December 2018 21:45

    Lakshman Yapa, don't talk like an idiot. Parliament has expressed its majority confidence on Ranil.

    Reply : 3       43

    Nalaka Friday, 14 December 2018 21:51

    good decision..let RW to rule country. he will continue another robbery of cost will be rise...continue to g giving free WiFi..

    Reply : 50       11

    Ragula Saturday, 15 December 2018 10:33

    What about MR before 2015 or you think he is a good ruler

    Reply : 3       2

    Nalini Saturday, 15 December 2018 09:17

    Get out at least now. sooner the better . You and your son should be hung and killed

    Reply : 5       1

    Lord Wolfstein Saturday, 15 December 2018 09:36

    It was enough time to got a huge bribe for a big contract with the Chinese and for to loot a little around.

    Reply : 2       4

    NIHAL Saturday, 15 December 2018 09:46


    Reply : 2       2

    Sambo Saturday, 15 December 2018 10:31

    We don't need no speeches from no politicians. We the people has seen it all. So just go home. You think we will waste electricity to watch political speeches. You are joking.

    Reply : 2       3

    simon Saturday, 15 December 2018 11:13

    After the appointment of the new PM, the President must resign gracefully.

    Reply : 0       1

    S.S.Paskaran Saturday, 15 December 2018 11:21

    This fault of Precedent he must liable whatever money time wasted up to now from 26th. he have pay his personal money damaged. He can’t wasted mis use right and power and government money. He made big mistakes MR political carriers and Damage MR personality. MR lose so many things but Precedent nothing. How much lose Sri Lankan one man mistake all Sri Lankan suffering thus precedents have to know general laws He not suitable person to the position.

    Reply : 0       1

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