Gammanpila rejects ministerial portfolio

22 November 2019 04:55 pm - 12     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Pivithuru Hela Urumaya (PHU) Leader Udaya Gammanpila said today the reason why he had decided not to accept any ministerial portfolio was to ease the pressure exerted on the President and Prime Minister when appointing a Cabinet with a limited number of ministers.

The letter in this regard was sent to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Thursday (21)

He said that since the cabinet had been limited to 15 ministers, both the President and Prime Minister must have found it extremely difficult to choose a limited number of ministers.

He said if parliament was not dissolved by a two-thirds majority, it could only be dissolved after March 1, 2020.

“In such a situation, an interim government of 100 days has to be formed. There are 38 former ministers who are anticipating being appointed as Cabinet ministers again.

Under these circumstances, there was great pressure on the President who first decided to appoint only 10 ministers but later increased the number of ministers to 15.

He hoped his decision not to accept a portfolio would help ease pressure on the President and the Prime Minister to some extent. (Sheain Fernandopulle)

  Comments - 12

  • Mendis Friday, 22 November 2019 05:27 PM

    Pl go to Australia and join your family

    Kata Kadicha Gomapilla Friday, 22 November 2019 05:31 PM

    Sobana eppa... Gamampilla, you are one of the greedy fellow for power and earn illegal money like your friend patcha puppa Weerawansa.

    Mal Friday, 22 November 2019 05:48 PM

    Oh oh awaiting for election. After election no problem. Once became M. P. I will get the post. Now baba hookum.

    Jacob Friday, 22 November 2019 07:21 PM

    He is already an MP. Are you from this world?

    Port Friday, 22 November 2019 07:21 PM

    Was he even thought of for a ministerial portfolio!!!

    warusa Friday, 22 November 2019 07:40 PM

    Please give up your MP post too and leave the country for good.

    D Perera Friday, 22 November 2019 09:10 PM

    Good choice !!

    Nihal Friday, 22 November 2019 09:43 PM

    This man is totally incompetent...cheating he is good at

    roland boniface Friday, 22 November 2019 09:46 PM

    Sad Gamma Ma Pilla you are trying to paint a picture with water colours

    Mohamed Niyas Saturday, 23 November 2019 01:50 PM


    june macapagal Saturday, 23 November 2019 02:17 PM

    This best thing for him is to quit politics and leave the country for good.

    Udaya Saturday, 23 November 2019 03:02 PM

    It is sour grapes! For all the shouting he did he should have have been at least considered for a portfolio.Anyway let's see when the garbage problem reaches a crisis point, a new Ministry may be created.

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