President sent Gota overseas to save him – Says Isura President sent Gota overseas to save him – Says Isura
Jan 12, 2018

All shocked by Court verdict - Isura

Certain parties of the Rajapaksa family had been conspiring to have former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa put behind bars, but when President Maithripala Sirisena had come to know of this situation, he had notified Gotabhaya of the sinister plan and immediately had him leave the country, said the Western Province Chief minister Isura Devapriya.

He said what these elements intended was to bring disrepute to the President and the SLFP, he said.

The Chief Minister made this comment addressing an election rally to promote  the Local Government UPFA candidates.

‘Maithri will select the next Prime Minister’

Isura Devapriya further said that it would be President Sirisena who would select the next Prime Minister and decide who would be appointed as ministers.

“A five member judge panel will give their decision shortly. All of them will be shocked by that decision. Everyone thought that the President’s term would end by 2020, but no it wont. The Presidential election that chose President Sirisena is not subject to the laws of the 19th Amendment.

The Constitution allows the President to remain in his position until 2021. Hence, it would be President Maithripala Sirisena who would determine the next set of ministers to be appointed, including the Cabinet ministers, state ministers, deputy ministers etc.

 This country would be governed by President maithripala Sirisena and the SLFP until 2021,” Noted Devapriya.