- Ranil to leave Temple Trees
As a person who respects democracy, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday said he has decided to resign from his post and would officially inform his decision to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today.
I had to face both insults and praise during my tenure. I had to listen to both good and the bad
- I met President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Tuesday November 19, 2019 and discussed about the future of Parliament
- The future will decide the correctness of our moves
In a special statement announcing his decision, the Prime Minister said the following.
“We worked towards ensuring democracy, rights of the people including the right of expression, right for information and to ensure equality among the people and to bring reconciliation. All important institutions were depoliticized through the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. The recent peaceful and free and fair presidential election was a result of that move. The future will decide the correctness of our moves.
I met President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Tuesday November 19, 2019 and discussed about the future of Parliament. We decided to set the course for President Rajapaksa to form his own government accepting the mandate of the people. I appreciate and respect democracy. I will act in a democratic manner. Therefore I have decided to resign from the post of Prime Minister and allow the President to form a new government. I will officially inform my decision to the President today.
I had to face both insults and praise during my tenure. I had to listen to both good and the bad. I thank all who insulted and praised me during this period. Also I thank those who supported me to carry out my duties as Prime Minister,” Mr. Wickremesinghe concluded.
Ranil to leave Temple Trees
By Anjula Mahika Weerarathna
UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe will resign from premiership and leave Temple Trees today. He has hitherto served as Prime Minister on five occasions with the final being after the political upheaval on October 26 last year.