Minister Samarasinghe has reportedly said this to a bigwig of the UNP, who had retorted that according to the agreement between the President and the Prime minister, the ministerial portfolio in question should be given to the UNP.
The UNP bigwig had further stated that Prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe would not agree to the removal of minister Samaraweera.
Even though several media reports cited that the President was displeased after minister Samaraweera’s remarks in Geneva on the new constitution, a leading figure of the Presidential Media Unit told ’Sri Lanka Mirror’ that the two were on most cordial terms during the recently concluded Indonesian tour.
He added that the President trusts the Foreign minister despite several allegations raised against the latter by various persons.
Another light moment between the President, minister Samaraweera and minister Mahinda Samarasinghe was reported by us a few weeks back when the President and minister Samrasinghe paid a visit to minister Samaraweera’s residence in Panadura.