JHU Western Provincial Council Minister Udaya Gammanpila said this was essential because the Prime Minister held the second most important post in Sri Lanka.
He expressed these views at the Western Province Skills Award Ceremony held in Colombo.
Mr. Gammanpilla said it did not matter whether the Prime Minister sacked his coordinating secretary or whether the secretary resigned on his own but what matters most was that Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne had acted in a manner which undermined the post of Prime Minister.
“The Prime Minister did not make an effort to clear his name or take action against the coordinating secretary till some two weeks after it was revealed that a container carrying heroin was released on a letter written by one of his coordinating sectaries. The behavior of a country’s Prime Minister as the second most important citizen should be above board and should not undermine or insult the dignity of the post he held,” Mr. Gammanpila said. (Jayashika Padmasiri)