None can deny SLFP’s majority: former Defence Secretary

None can deny SLFP’s majority: former Defence Secretary

The President is vested with the powers under the Constitution to appoint a Prime Minister, said former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.

He was addressing the gathering at the commemoration of Dona Dandina Samarasinghe, the mother of Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, at Embilipitiya, recently. The former Defence Secretary said they have the majority in Parliament and that no one can deny it.

He added that he went to Temple Trees and met former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on the instructions of President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa to solve the problems arisen regarding the occupation of Temple Trees and the security situation of the former Prime Minister.

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, his spouse Shiranthi Rajapaksa, former Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa and the former Defence Secretary paid floral tributes at the Dona Dandina Samarasinghe statue.

Dr. Attanayaka M. Hearth made the keynote address while artiste Jagath Wickramasinha sang commemorative songs.

Hundred bags of nutritious food were distributed among 100 pregnant mothers on the occasion.

(Daily News)

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