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Ranil determined not to leave premiership even if he was removed from the post of Finance Minister

About three weeks ago, Lanka News Web reported that a group of MPs of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna has asked President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to at least remove Ranil Wickramasinghe from the post of Finance Minister.

They demanded that Wickramasinghe should be removed from the post of Finance Minister as he has failed to bring foreign exchange to solve the economic crisis as he promised when he assumed the office of Prime Minister and since Wickramasinghe has not yet received an answer to the problems faced by the people including the rising cost of living. It was also reported that they had presented continuously on several occasions.

Accordingly, it was believed that if the President removed Mr. Wickramasinghe from the post of Finance Minister, Wickramasinghe would also resign from the post of Prime Minister.

However, at present, internal sources say that Wickramasinghe will not step down from the post of Prime Minister even if he is deprived of the position of Finance Minister.

Internal sources stated that since he became the Prime Minister with the rarest opportunity in history and the only way to recover the United National Party, which has fallen to zero, is to hold on to the position of Prime Minister. Ranil Wickramasinghe is firmly determined not to step down from the post of Prime Minister under any circumstances.

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