PM did not fulfil his promises-Radhakrishnan

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UNP MP V. Radhakrishnan yesterday alleged that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe did not keep his promise to appoint him as a Cabinet Minister.

Mr. Radhakrishnan told a news conference that the Prime Minister had agreed to give him a Cabinet post and a deputy minister's post to Badulla District MP S. Aravinth Kumar, but both promises were broken.

He said complications had arisen in the assignment of subjects and responsibilities to the ministers as the Prime Minister and President Sirisena do not see eye to eye.

He said the fate that befell Somalia would befall this country if the rupees continues to depreciate in the manner that it has. "There is a need for someone to step in and mitigate in this war of attrition between the Prime Minister and the President. Otherwise, the present crisis will take a turn for the worse, endangering the future of this country," he said.

Mr. Radhakrishnan said several backbenchers of the government had also expressed discontentment because they did not receive portfolios.( Ranjith Rajapaksa )

  Comments - 11

  • Unchikun Monday, 31 December 2018 09:07 AM

    With elections around the corner, please join the Bud and pickup you cheque in US Dollars in banks oversee or a sack of cash. I will not vote for these leachers .

    dulan Monday, 31 December 2018 09:46 AM

    Bring legislation to make every MP (every joker) a Minister.

    Sangaralingham Monday, 31 December 2018 09:47 AM

    Expectation high. Promises cheap. Limitations low., so many miss out. That is life

    rew Monday, 31 December 2018 10:07 AM

    Yes, this is NOT the attitude expected. Leave and seek your corrupt ideas elsewhere. You will learn a good lesson then.

    Lawry Monday, 31 December 2018 10:22 AM

    Loyalty at a price for these cheap fellows.

    siva Monday, 31 December 2018 10:30 AM

    Your are expected to serve the people who elected youNot to get Portfolios for your personal perks

    Angoda Bakka Monday, 31 December 2018 10:33 AM

    If he were offered a portfolio, then there is NO war of attrition between PM and President, and he wouldn't have said what he said

    JK Hatton Monday, 31 December 2018 11:25 AM

    Why would Ranil promise everyone a cabinet post - this is ridiculous i think many are complaining about posts now. This idiotic culture of getting cabinet minister for everyone will not take the country anywhere - it is clear that these guys want to fill their pocket within a short period of time.

    Patriot Monday, 31 December 2018 11:28 AM

    It seems present day politicians can not serve their constituency without becoming a Minister, Deputy or State, then why they fight elections? Why do they get votes from the public? A million dollar question!!!!!!!!!!

    samson Monday, 31 December 2018 11:44 AM

    Country need a presidential and parliamentary election fairly early.

    Labby Monday, 31 December 2018 11:45 AM

    How do you fill 105 names into 30 slots ?


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