JHU Leader and UNP MP Patali Champika Ranawaka went back to his ministry and started work soon after a meeting with the Speaker where 119 MPs rejected Mahinda Rajapaksa’s appointment and called for the immediate convention of Parliament.
Ranawaka visited the Megapolis and Western Development Ministry with JHU Vice Chairman Karunarathna Paranawithana and discharged his duties as the Minister.
He also held a meeting with his officials and instructed them to proceed with the projects that are already underway.
The discussion, according to sources, had centred around the security of Ranil Wickremesinghe and breaking the current political deadlock. Wickremesinghe, during the discussion, had told Rajapaksa that he was confident of a majority support in Parliament and the problem should be resolved in the House.