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SLPP Chairman Professor G. L. Peiris yesterday said that there was no official discussion within the government to create a 'Deputy Prime Minister' post when making constitutional amendments. 

When asked whether a post of Deputy Prime Minister will be created to appoint former president MP Maithripala Sirisena to the post, Minister Peiris said no official decision has been taken.

“There is no such discussion within the government as of now to this effect,” he said at a news briefing.

When asked whether changes would be made to bring in dual citizenship holders such as Basil Rajapaksa into Parliament, he said, “Constitutional reforms are about the country and not decided based on an individual. We will cross that bridge when we come to it."


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  • Mustafa Tuesday, 25 August 2020 02:22 PM

    GS to Mithri, he is not qualified for a better position.

    Sando Tuesday, 25 August 2020 02:35 PM

    Mr. Basil Rajapaksa is very efficient. Must be a future Minister of Economic Development as before. 19 A ruined/destroyed this Country.

    Anil Tuesday, 25 August 2020 02:36 PM

    HELLO PROFESSOR. STOP TALKING NONSENSE. ANYONE ASK ABOUT THIS COMMENT. LAST ONE WEEK YOU ARE TALKING ONLY. WHATS WRONG WITH YOU. NOW EVERYTHING OVER AND DO SOMETHING GOOD FOR US for god sake.

    Rich Tuesday, 25 August 2020 03:00 PM

    create more and more positions such as "Deputy PM" and "Vice President". People here in SL are very RICH to meet those expenses.

    Joshua Tuesday, 25 August 2020 03:16 PM

    Who is worried about these appointments? There is nothing for the ordinary citizens

    Leel Weerasuriya Tuesday, 25 August 2020 03:16 PM

    Good no need of a Deputy PM anyway. Now itself the cabinet is bulky.

    Toxtan Amos Tuesday, 25 August 2020 03:20 PM

    Sir, please see that Sirisena is not given any positions as he will cut all of your throats. The old history reveals his Colour, be aware.

    Gimonis Mama Tuesday, 25 August 2020 03:28 PM

    Don't talk about Mythiripala Sirisena, he is not worthy to be a Deputy Prime Minister. He could be a Clerk or Peon to Mahinda the maximum.

    M.R. Victor Tuesday, 25 August 2020 04:37 PM

    No Appa Sirisena, good for nothing fellow who ruined our country. Basil is the right choice.

    Jayantha Ratnasoma Tuesday, 25 August 2020 05:18 PM

    Professor, in the history of SriLanka never we had a Deputy PM, hence there is no need to spend our public money for a puppet who has no value. I am referring former President Sirisena, its a waste of money.


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