Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe says that he is ready to further work cordially with President Maithreepala Sirisena. He says that he still have the Parliament’s majority.
Mr. Ranil Wickramasinghe, in making a statement to ‘The Hindu’ newspaper of India from the Temple Trees, made these comments.
However, The Hindu newspaper says that Mr. Ranil Wickramasinghe is at an effort to loosen the struggle in which President Maithreepala Sirisena unexpectedly appointed Mr. Mahinda Rajapakshe in Prime Ministerial position on the last 26 causing a political crisis and the decision to prorogue the Parliament till November 16.
Meanwhile, igniting the narrowness of the relationship between the President and Mr. Wickramasinghe, the newspaper points out that recently Mr. Sirisena has begun to attack him on public platforms on the basis of personal life.
Mr. Wickramasinghe says that although he has no issue working with the President once again, to learn whether he agrees to continue to work with him is to direct this question on his shoulders as well.
The newspaper points out that 10 days ago the President has sacked Mr. Wickramasinghe form his Prime Ministerial position, however he is still in the Temple Trees being protected by many of his supporters. The Hindu newspaper details that parallel to the President’s decision to decrease the security of Mr. Wickramasinghe, he is being surrounded by many of his supporters, while the Temple Trees is also being protected by his supporters by standing at the entrance.
It also denotes that despite being girdled by the current political crisis, Mr. Ranil Wickramasinghe is still very progressive and conscious of the fact that he is still the Prime Minister.
“Power of Parliament stands supreme, and Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has approved it.”
“I am confident about the Parliament’s majority”, Mr. Wickramasinghe has stated.
However, Mr. Wickramasinghe has said that the President has announced that he will reconvene the Parliament on November because they are aware that they have no majority’s power.
He also adds in disappointment that the delay would affect the country’s stability big time.
As of late yesterday, Mr. Ranil Wickramasinghe’s party was confident of 99 members, while that of Mr. Maithreepala Sirisena had grown into 104. But the newspaper reports that the Tamil National Alliance and the JVP would obviously stand in favour of Mr. Wickramasinghe. The Hindu newspaper has reported that since the appointment of Mr. Mahinda Rajapakshe is unconstitutional and a threat to the democracy of Sri Lanka, both of these parties have already voted against it.
Nevertheless, Mr. Wickramasinghe has said that given the current political crisis, the party he will be representing will show the majority’s power. He also emphasizes that the President’s party is at a failure of showing the majority’s power.
“I do not know to tell about hypotheses. But I am speaking on the grounds of the actual situation. He has no majority.”