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I won't accept the PM's post at this point in time: Sajith

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UNP Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa said yesterday he had no intention of accepting the post of Prime Minister at this point in time but indicated that he could be the party's prime ministerial candidate at a future general election.

Mr. Premadasa said this at a media briefing held at parliamentary complex when responding to s question asked by the journalists with regard to a statement made by UNP spokesman Harin Fernando that Mr. Premadasa would be party's prime ministerial candidate at a future general election.

"Mr. Fernando has referred to what may happen in the future and not about the present," he said and added that in any case it was the party's working committee which had to decide on such matters.

Meanwhile, Mr. Premadasa said the party had decided that its current leader Ranil Wickremesinghe should be the Prime Minister in the event of reverting to status quo prior to October 26.

He said had had not had any political discussions with former president Maihinda Rajapaksa or with anyone else at a recent religious ceremony held in memory of late educationist R.I.T. Alles. "Some media reports said I was playing a political game. Sajith Premadasa does not play political games," Mr. Premadasa said. (Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana)



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  Comments - 8

  • Mohan Saturday, 01 December 2018 06:34 PM

    Smart move

    S.P.Ramkumar Saturday, 01 December 2018 08:39 PM

    This the time you should accept PM position and bring Impeachment against President who tarnish our country image, Also support Ranil to contest and win President election,

    Dhammika Saturday, 01 December 2018 08:42 PM

    A nation at CROSSROAD ? .

    kira Saturday, 01 December 2018 08:47 PM

    I like him, not power hungry, simple and straight forward

    Manel Saturday, 01 December 2018 08:51 PM

    UNP has the majority and therefore appoint a senior politician from that party as PM until the elections.

    sandy123 Saturday, 01 December 2018 10:43 PM

    Don't take the PM post now. You have to show MS that his decision is totally wrong and remove his ego and power hungry. Teach him a lesson. He never thought this situation when he appoint MR as PM. MS and MR thought to buy the MP's similar to previous occasions but they have failed. Also please remember truth and good deeds will win some day.

    Jayanath Sunday, 02 December 2018 08:48 PM

    Thank you sir. We don’t want to be ruled by an idiot!

    SN Monday, 03 December 2018 12:44 PM

    Gen Elections is in 2020 and Prez is in 2019. Simple as that.

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