Signatures already given naming Mahinda as next PM – Susil
Posted on August 14th, 2015


Reacting to President Maithripala Sirisena’s letter to his predecessor, the General Secretary of the UPFA Susil Premajayantha says that the leaders of the party, including him, have already given their signatures for appointing Mahinda Rajapaksa as the next Prime Minister.

Speaking at an event in Homagama last night, he stated that the person who has a majority of support in Parliament will be appointed as the Prime Minister and that even the incumbent President has now admitted that the UPFA would win at the polls.

He assured that Rajapaksa would be appointed as the Prime Minister after the UPFA claims victory at the General Election.

In a strongly-worded letter, President Sirisena had yesterday stated that if the UPFA obtains 113 seats, the minimum number required for forming a government, at the forthcoming General Election, then the Prime Minister should be a senior member of the party who has not received the opportunity so far.

He also states that if in some way the UPFA is unable to obtain 113 seats, he could intervene as the Executive President in order to obtain the remaining seats required to form a government.

However, the Prime Minister should be a senior member of the party and not Mahinda Rajapaksa, the President says, adding, that there are more than enough veteran and mature politicians in the party for that role.

Sirisena named seven other party seniors, including Rajapakse’s elder brother Chamal Rajapakse, as potential prime ministerial candidates should their party win.

In his letter, Sirisena also accused Rajapakse of fuelling communal hatred.

I urge you not to make statements that fan the flames of ethnic hatred,” Sirisena said in his letter, copies of which were released to the press.

4 Responses to “Signatures already given naming Mahinda as next PM – Susil”

  1. vyasan Says:

    To become a leader of the country, its not enough to be a senior of a party concerned, as there are many incapable people claiming seniority in a party. I believe, MS has, in his mind, some other person in the party who can be manipulated just like him by the forces outside of the party. What we need is an able leader to lead the country, who, is not afraid of, cannot be threatened, or bought by regimes that have ulterior interests in Sri Lanka, and that is only MR, as we have witnessed ourselves in the recent history of Sri Lanka.

    I fervently hope that the Srilankan voters would think twice before they vote and act wisely.

  2. Fran Diaz Says:

    The Letter from MS says : “I urge you not to make statements that fan the flames of ethnic hatred,” Sirisena said in his letter”.

    We urge you, Maithripala Sirisena, as President of this country, NOT to bring Fascism to Lanka via Ranil’s unrecognizable UNP. We want Democracy in Democratic, Socialist Sri Lanka, as stated in the Constitution of Sri Lanka.

    The WILL oF the PEOPLE MUST PREVAIL. You, as President, is the guardian of that Will of the People. No more.

  3. Ananda-USA Says:

    To the ALWAYS FAITHFUL Patriots,

    A Heartfelt Tribute in Gratitude!

    Semper Fidelis, Patriots of Lanka

    By Ananda-USA

    Our Motherland, resplendent Sri Lanka,
    Hallowed be thy name!
    Thy children flock today to vote,
    To preserve thy immortal flame!

    The Lion Flag flutters proudly aloft,
    To remind us this freedom’s day!
    Our duty to keep thee, safe and strong,
    As our forefathers did yesterday!

    A Mahinda Rajapaksa by deed and word,
    Strode forth boldly to eternal fame!
    To lead his people to a safer world,
    When all others retreated in shame!

  4. Christie Says:

    ඉන්දියානු ජඩයින්ට සින්හල අපි සක්කිලි (Dalit)යන්ය . උන් එදාත් අදත් අපේ සතුරාය. එක්වන්න මහින්ද වටා රොක්වන්න ඉන්දියානු ජඩයන්ට හා ජඩවාදයට එරෙහිව නැගී සිටින්න
    For Indian Imperialists we are Dalits. Indians are our enemies todaya and yesterday. Unite with Mahinda and stand up to Indian Empire and Indian imperialism.

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