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.
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.