Sajith declined to accept post of PM ten times

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Untitled-23By Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana   

UNP Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa yesterday said he had declined to oblige President Maithripala Sirisena when he offered him the post of Prime Minister ten times. 

 

Responding to a journalist who asked Mr. Premadasa why he declined it, he said “One might have personal aspirations of becoming leaders but things  should be done in accordance with the law of the country.  I am the Deputy Leader of the UNP and I am bound to work in accordance with the decisions made by my party.”  


Earlier, Mr. Premadasa hailed comments made by Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe and MP Ven. Attureliye Ratana Thera that those who command a majority in Parliament should be allowed to form a government as fair remarks.   
Mr. Premadasa expressed this sentiment during a media briefing held at parliamentary complex last morning.   


At the same time Mr. Premadasa said there was no provisions to form a caretaker government under the constitution. He was referring to the request made by Ven. Ratana Thera to form a multi party caretaker government and go for a general election.     

 

 

One might have personal aspirations of becoming leaders but things  should be done in accordance with the law of the country

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