Will appoint a new Prime Minister: Sajith
New Democratic Front (NDF) presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa said once voted into office he would appoint a new prime minister who he felt could command a majority in parliament.
Making a special statement today, Minister Premadasa claimed that he would conduct the parliamentary elections at “the earliest”, and appoint a “stable government” that would see only professionals and women entering parliament through the national list.
He reiterated that he will not include anyone who faces charges over corruption and malpractices in his Cabinet.
His remarks came after Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe recently told reporters that he would continue to remain in his position as PM during Premadasa’s tenure as president as well.
Minister Premadasa also pledged to introduce development and social goals, and introduce a special institution in the President’s Office to look into the implementation of the goals and it’s progress independently.
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RW is going to call for a urgent meeting with his UNP supporters at temple tree and press Sajith to make him PM. For sure.
Looks like the last trump card in Sajith’s pocket! Too little and too late I say Sajith. Sajith, you should have boldly dumped Ponil and Mongrel-li long ago if you were serious about becoming the Prez of SL! But wait, hey you now have the full support of the Tamil racist-separatist TNA, the once mouthpiece of LTTE so, hopefully you will make up for the votes lost by telling Ranil to bu**er-off! Hahaha what a comedy this is!!!
RW will pull your PLUG. Means SP will loose party leadership powers after loosing election too.
This is a suicide mission.
UNP is heading towards a disaster. According to ground sources, Gota will win with a comfortable margin. I am sure Ranil and Sajith will divide UNP. Even Sajith is not contesting under Elephant!
If SP wins, there’s going to be a constitutional crisis.
SP is insisting that he will appoint a ‘New’ PM.
The current PM is insisting that the elected MP who commands a majority in Parliament should be the PM.
On 17 Nov, if SP wins the election, RW, as a sitting Member of Parliament will be eligible to continue as PM if he can demonstrate a majority in Parliament. He should be able to do this with the support of TNA and even, MR.
If SP nominates some other MP as the PM, that other MP will not be 100% sure on demonstrating majority in Parliament because the TNA may not support Sajith’s nominee, nor MR.
sagith can never remove Ranil as PM in this move Sagith and his group will learn a bitter lesson as ranil will have the blessings of the 11 slfp members of Parliament and other UNF members who are now supporting the UNP
Ranil should resign if the Son of Ranasinghe wins.
He should not and cannot be the leader of the UNP controlled by illiterates.