Prime Minister says forming an interim Government will happen only under his leadership

Mahinda Rajapaksa - Prime Minister of Sri Lanka

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa says the formation of any interim government requires his consent.

Speaking during a radio interview, he said no one is willing to work with any other prime minister or even UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe.

PM Rajapaksa pointed out that if there is a need to form an interim government, it will happen only under his leadership and premiership.

Further, the prime minister once again invited the protesters at the Galle Face Green, who are urging the President and the government to step down immediately, for discussions with him to find solutions for the ongoing crises.

With regard to the rumours circulated on social media about his health, PM Rajapaksa said he is in good health, and denied being hospitalised.

The Office of the Prime Minister also issued a statement on the matter yesterday (April 23), dismissing the reports circulated stating that PM Rajapaksa is currently under medical care at a private hospital.

(Source: Ada Derana)