Galle District MP Nishantha Muthuhettigama, at a media briefing at his office in Galle recently, said that though Sanath Jayasuriya had withdrawn his request for a deputy minister’s post he (Muthuhettigama) would not do so
He said he had been in politics for twenty years and had begun his career as the youngest Pradeshiya Sabha Member ever, on being elected to the Nagoda Pradeshiya Sabha.
He said he had had to overcome many obstacles and had even been jailed. He had worked with dedication during two presidential elections and was not satisfied with his present status. He regretted that he had been overlooked for a position in the Provincial Council. The voters who elected him with the highest number of preferential votes in the Galle District were waiting eagerly for him to be elevated to a higher position and this had encouraged him to ask for a deputy minister’s post, he said
He did not care whether Sanath Jayasuriya had withdrawn his request or not, he would continue to insist on a deputy minister’s post for himself and he believed that the president would be fair by him, he said.
Courtesy: DM Online