By Sumaiya Rizvi
Newly sworn in Prime Minister D. M. Jayaratne said that he had been offered the premiership twice before although he dint get it due to political indifference. He also said that his appointment paper was valid for six years although it was up to the President to decide otherwise.
“I have not been told whether I’m appointed until the President’s old term in office is over. I will go whenever I am asked to by the President,” Jayaratne said.
Meanwhile during the presidential and general elections Jayaratne had said that he has a special suit to wear when he becomes prime minister and when queried on that he said that he did not wear it to take oaths. “That special suit was an Arya suit given to me. That was outdated and I can’t wear that. So I will stick to my present attire in what I took oaths,” Jayaratne said