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Awaiting president’s decision - should demonstrate  if he still has confidence in the PM - Mahinda Awaiting president’s decision - should demonstrate  if he still has confidence in the PM - Mahinda
Mar 30, 2018

Mahinda awaits Maithri’s decision! Featured

Ex-president Mahinda Rajapaksa says he is awaiting incumbent president Maithripala Sirisena’s stand with regard to the no-confidence motion moved against prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

Speaking at the opening of a building for Divulapitiya Pradeshiya Sabha, Rajapaksa said the president should demonstrate if he still had confidence in the PM.

He noted that the gazette notification that relieved the PM of the Central Bank and the Youth Services Council was a demonstration that president no longer had confidence in the PM.

The former president also said he had instructed the UNP MPs who were prepared to sign the no-confidence motion not to do so.

Mahinda passes ball to Maithri

Earlier, Rajapaksa has told ‘Divaina’ that the success of the no-confidence motion depends on the interest shown in it by the president.

Even several politicians of the UNP were interested in the no-confidence motion, he said, noting that the present plight of the party has raised a question about its leadership.

In the meantime, Dr. Charitha Herath, a senior advisor to ex-minister Basil Rajapaksa, says the crucial factor to manage in winning the no-confidence motion is to correctly evaluate what the president thinks.Writing an article to ‘Lankadeepa’ he says the removal of the PM is not possible without the president’s support.

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