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Rumours of PM’s resignation false - Yoshitha

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Rumours which circulated on social media late last evening, announcing that Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa will resign from his Premiership post today are false and there have been no such discussions, Prime Minister’s Chief of Staff,yoshitha Rajapaksa told Daily Mirror yesterday.

A video news clip, quoting Minister Namal Rajapaksa as stating that Prime Minister Rajapaksa will step down from the Premiership post, spread rapidly on Whatsapp last evening, leading to questions if Rajapaksa would resign today.

However, the said news clip is one from 2018 when Rajapaksa remained in office for 52 days after which he eventually resigned. Yoshitha said the clip which has resurfaced on Whatsapp was false and there had been no such discussion for the Premier to resign. “This is nothing but fake news,” he said.(JAMILA HUSAIN)


  Comments - 14

  • Mokan Wednesday, 10 February 2021 10:03 AM

    Enjoy your retirement in China as you can’t go to Europe or America

    Jude Wednesday, 10 February 2021 10:07 AM

    Lankan people have NO such luck !!!

    Jude Wednesday, 10 February 2021 10:09 AM

    SLFP to PA then UPFA and now SLPP, what's NEXT !!???

    Kottawa Amaray Wednesday, 10 February 2021 10:23 AM

    No... our PM should remain in the party and our always our leader, this is our prayers.

    G. Ariyapala Wednesday, 10 February 2021 10:26 AM

    Then who will be the next Prime Minister? Namal or Weerawansa or Gamampilla?

    F. Kumar Wednesday, 10 February 2021 10:27 AM

    We Sri Lankans will go to the streets if Mahinda is going to resign.

    Nadee Wednesday, 10 February 2021 04:30 PM

    i am pretty sure you will be walking alone

    Homagama -Shahan Samaranayake Wednesday, 10 February 2021 12:34 PM

    So, it seems something is happening, probably Wimal is trying to be the next PM.

    Jackson - [Kiris Piya from Horana] Wednesday, 10 February 2021 12:41 PM

    Namal or Basil the next PM, after Mahinda. Sometimes, Weerawansa he is also trying.

    Ven. Kottawa Sumana Tissa Thero Wednesday, 10 February 2021 12:42 PM

    MR should remain, God bless him.

    Palitha Dandeniya Wednesday, 10 February 2021 05:16 PM

    Yantham Yoshitha got a chance to comment as chief of staff. Must be getting bits of work.

    GTG Wednesday, 10 February 2021 11:22 PM

    Some rogues spreading such a false news, at least, to satisfy themselves by day-dreaming.

    Manoj Wednesday, 10 February 2021 11:44 PM

    If it happens, it will be the 8th wonder of the world, have we ever heard of SL PM retiring.

    Stingray Thursday, 11 February 2021 07:08 AM

    Remember there is no smoke without a fire! Good news if tue!

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