UNP MP Palitha Range Bandara today said he will be appointed as a cabinet Minister shortly.
Mr. Range Bandara said this to media when he arrived at the Bribery Commission to record a statement on the alleged attempt to bribe him during the October 26, 2018 political crisis. The MP alleged earlier that those who formed an administration tried to bribe him to join the new government which was appointed on October 26 last year.
“Those who appointed the cabinet had already decided to appoint me as a Minister and that will be done before long,” he said.
Asked whether it was President Maithirpala Sirisena who refused to appoint him a cabinet Minister, the MP said he will be appointed as a Minister no matter who likes it or not.
Also Mr. Range Bandara said he never mentioned that he turns things around in favour of UNP during the recent political crisis. He said he only quoted what others said about him. “Media distorted the whole story earlier misquoting me,” he said.
Asked about the move by some UNP MPs to function as an independent MPs, the MP said a group of parliamentarians were to become independent over certain issues and these are being resolved as of now. “No one was going to become independent by leaving the party,” he said.
Meanwhile, State Minister Sujeewa Senasinghe said he would thank President Sirisena and Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa for reminding the people what they forgot until October 26. At the same time he said they hope that Prime Minister will keep the momentum that was created with his success over the political crisis ensure that UNP would make maximum benefit of it.(Yohan Perera)
Comments - 5
Raj K Thursday, 03 January 2019 06:24 AM
Your ministerial ambition is lingering like a bad smell and left a bitter taste on the voters :-)
Patriot Thursday, 03 January 2019 06:58 AM
You asked for it and now been given the responsibility. Now it is up to you to deliver the goods, with honesty, humility and caringly. We wish you the best to be the best Minister that one can ever be and set an example to the rest of your colleagues and particularly to those misguided stablemates in the opposition(not JVP or TNA). Save our country from this mess we have been dragged into to and put back it on to the path to achieve the glory it deserves as a Dharmabhoomi where Truth reins and Love of humanity and Human Values reign supreme. This is the path that the guarding deities of Lanka have created for you through this mess the evil forces have created. If the UNP fails the people this time they will never be forgiven ever again.Last chance mates!!!!!!
nsathees Thursday, 03 January 2019 07:22 AM
So, it is very important to be appointed as a cabinet minister to serve your constituency. Explain please!
Unchikun Thursday, 03 January 2019 08:06 AM
The new joker in the track for 2019. Need to sent to the political garbage bin at the next elections.
Gamarala Thursday, 03 January 2019 09:01 AM
Can you list out few strategic proposals you contributed for the development effort of Sri Lanka during your last tenure as a Minsiter?
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