Senior UPFA members want MR as PM- Susil

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UPFA general secretary Susil Premajayantha said yesterday that he and other senior party members had signed an agreement that, if the UPFA won the elections of August 17th, they would support the appointment of former president Mahinda Rajapaksa as prime minister.

He said so when asked about a letter that was purportedly sent to Mr. Rajapaksa by President Maithripala Sirisena last evening.

He also said that opposition leader Nimal Siripala de Silva, Anura Priyadharshana Yapa and other seniors of the party, whose names had been mentioned in the president's letter, had all agreed to appoint Mahinda Rajapaksa as prime minister and had signed accordingly. He added that a majority of party members were in agreement with this proposal.

Mr. Premajayantha said that, although he had not yet seen the letter in question, according to reports the president had believed that the UPFA would win 113 seats, and had also intimated that he would mediate to secure the necessary number of seats if the UPFA failed to obtain a majority. (Ajantha Kumara Agalakada)

  Comments - 8

  • Priyanga dilshani Saturday, 15 August 2015 08:22 PM

    We have a dictator first time after democracy was embraced in 1948.

    prema wathie Friday, 14 August 2015 08:33 AM

    Knowing you, this was expected. BUT you have no authority to speak for others. Let them express their views on their own.

    Sri Lankan Friday, 14 August 2015 08:34 AM

    Okay, we will make him the POST MASTER!!Agreed?

    ziyard Friday, 14 August 2015 08:36 AM

    you dont have to think of a prime minister,it is crystal clear RW will be the PM.

    mnsmart Friday, 14 August 2015 08:47 AM

    Pl read before you leap....

    Sikuru Friday, 14 August 2015 08:49 AM

    According to surveys UNP will get more than 100 seats while UPFA will get less than 90.

    kamal Friday, 14 August 2015 08:52 AM

    Dear mahinda Rajapaksha congratulate you and all the party members who support us to win the election which was held on last 17th August. According to the people choice I’ll appointee you as the prime minister of Sri Lanka.Thank you,Maitreepala Sirisena.(President of Sri Lanka)

    Pxx Friday, 14 August 2015 09:00 AM

    What to do napuru kalata

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