Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns
December 15, 2018 10:42 am
Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has resigned from the post of Prime Minister. He signed the letter of resignation in a brief ceremony attended by several UPFA parliamentarians, which was followed by religious observances.
UPFA Shehan Semasinghe addressing the media following a special meeting held between Rajapaksa and United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) parliamentarians stated that, Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned from the Premiership in order for the President to appoint a new Prime Minister and a Cabinet.
MP pointed out that, based on the Supreme Court decision, the Prime Minister and the Cabinet of Minister cannot function until Mahinda Rajapaksa resigns and a new Prime Minister is appointed.
He said that the only persons who are happy with this situation are the groups who like to see the country in complete destruction. And those groups removed the voting right of the people by hiding behind a guise of democracy, he added.
Semasinghe says that they will act as a strong opposition in the future and fight against every harmful decision of a UNP led government.
MP also stated that they firmly believe that Mahinda Rajapaksa will be appointed the Leader of the Opposition.