One of the representatives of the Presidential Secretariat told ‘Lanka News Web’ that the President has informed the United National Party (UNP) that if there is majority in the Parliament, nominate someone other than Mr. Ranil Wickramasinghe for the position of Prime Minister.
The President has informed, for he cannot afford to corporate with Mr. Ranil Wickramasinghe any further, to nominate someone else.
The representative of the Presidential Secretariat emphasized that President Maithreepala Sirisena has guaranteed the UNP that if someone other than Mr. Ranil Wickramasinghe can be nominated, Mr. Mahinda Rajapakshe can be dismissed from the Prime Ministerial position and have him appointed instead.
The President has further requested the party to support him in solving the issue without carrying it any further.
Although the President has recommended Mr. Sajith Premadasa for the Prime Ministerial position, Mr. Sajith Premadasa has emphasized that given the circumstances it is only possible to cope up with such a crisis if the position is filled up with an experienced and talented leader like Mr. Ranil Wickramasinghe himself.