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."