Prof Nalin de Silva says PM Wickremsinghe appointed without people’s mandate

Prof Nalin de Silva says PM Wickremsinghe appointed without people’s mandate

Prof Nalin de Silva says PM Wickremsinghe appointed without people’s mandate

Written by Staff Writer

24 Feb, 2015 | 10:40 pm

Professor Nalin de Silva says that Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has been appointed without a people’s mandate.

He made these comments while addressing a press conference convened by the National Power Organisation.

”Firstly, I would like to state that the Prime Minister at present, is not a legitimate Prime Minister. He is an individual who had pick-pocketed the Prime-ministerial portfolio. Not a single person who cast their vote on the 08th of January intended to see Ranil appointed as the Prime minister. If does command so many votes, why did he not contest the Presidential Poll? Remember this, it was the Presidential election that was held on the 08th of January, not the general election. The President has said that he is the head of the Cabinet, that’s okay, but the Cabinet will not change along with the replacement of its head. There is no mention of such a thing under the constitution. Ranil continues to hold the Prime ministerial post due to the condescending mannerisms of SLFP leaders.”

 

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