PM responsible for present crisis- Welgama

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa responsible for present crisis - Welgama

by Zulfick Farzan 05-04-2022 | 12:13 PM

COLOMBO (News 1st); Parliamentarian Kumara Welgama said that Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa should be held responsible for the crisis in the country.

Speaking in Parliament, the MP said he was the first person to oppose the decision to bring in Gotabaya Rajapaksa as the presidential candidate.

"When his named was proposed, I opposed it," he said adding that he suggested for seniority in the party to be considered for the post of Presidential Candidate.

"However, Mahinda Rajapaksa did not listen to it and wanted to appoint a family member, and therefore Gotabaya Rajapaksa was selected. He made the wrong decision. Because Mahinda (Rajapaksa) made the wrong decision, today the entire country is in crisis," he told the Parliament.

It is Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa who should be held responsible for this situation, he said.