It was reported yesterday that Mahinda Rajapaksa is preparing to resign from the post of Prime Minister in the next few days. The media reported that President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa was pressuring his brother to step down as Prime Minister.
Meanwhile, a majority of members of the SLPP are protesting against Mahinda Rajapaksa’s resignation as Prime Minister and are ready to defend the position as Prime Minister under any circumstances.
A group of local government representatives representing the SLPP visited Temple Trees yesterday and asked Mahinda Rajapaksa not to resign.
If the President decides to remove the Prime Minister, the decision of the President should be rejected in the manner in which Ranil Wickremesinghe acted in 2018.
Meanwhile, members of the SLPP are preparing to arrive at Temple Trees tomorrow to protect the Prime Minister. An organized campaign has been launched on social media to invite party members to Temple Trees.
Pohottu party members are been requested to come to Temple Trees tomorrow at 9 am on behalf of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.