Mahinda Rajapaksa will be sworn in as Prime Minister to head an interim government by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at 1:00 pm at the Presidential Secretariat, his Media Secretary Rohan Welivita told RepublicNext.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will resign from office tomorrow he said in a statement released to Media a short while ago.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has decided to resign from his post, paving the way for President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to appoint an interim government. A spokesman from Temple Trees said a short while ago that the PM has made the decision to step down and will issue a statement shortly. United National Party members have urged […]
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe who was expected to resign after he met President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today has not done so and has deferred the decision to quit to a series of meetings scheduled for tomorrow and the day after.
Former Minister Ashok Abeysinghe that there is no decision has been taken yet to handover the government to the new President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
Speaker Karu Jayasuriya is saying that the leaders of political parties in Parliament will meet this week and decide on when and how the House will be dissolved, when a General Election can be held and what arrangements should be made for an interim government.
The United National Party Parliamentary Group is not agreeable to support the dissolution of Parliament immediately but will consider it only if the date of the General Election is fixed for on or after February 15
The United National Front government will support the Sri Lanka Podujana party to go for early elections, House Leader and Minister Lakshman Kiriella told RepublicNext today Nov 18.
The race appears to be closer this week with the principle candidates sprinting to the finish. Gotabaya Rajapaksa is said to be ahead and the younger challenger, Sajith Premadasa closing in fast.
On this occasion, as Muslims around the world celebrate the birth of Prophet Muhammad, I wish them all success in building the righteous society he sought, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said in a message for Milad Un Nabi which falls on the 10th Nov.