Written by Staff Writer
28 Oct, 2018 | 10:27 pm
COLOMBO (News 1st) – Convening a media briefing today (October 28) UPFA MP, Lakshman Yapa Abeywardene stated that the Prime Minister was appointed through a gazette notification, thus legally.
He continued to say that the secretary to the former prime minister has been removed and that a new secretary to the prime minister has already been appointed. Abeywardene stated that on Monday (October 28) the cabinet of ministers will be sworn in and that it will be the third legal step being taken to move the country forward.
He added that as of now 120 have expressed their consent to the newly appointed prime minister adding that the parliament was not prorogued to muster the 113 required for a majority in parliament, but because of the budget that had to be presented in November.
Following the withdrawal of the UPFA from the national government only 30 ministers can be legally appointed to the cabinet according to the constitution. “Once a new prime minister is appointed his predecessor has no authority to make use of state property and regrettably Ranil Wickremesinghe will have to be responsible for the number of days that he misused this property” stated Abeywardene.
Lakshman Yapa Abeywardene added, that instead of misusing the property in such a manner if he had acted in a more gentleman-like manner that it would bring the issues to a close.
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