Colombo Telegraph

Champika Goes Back To Ministry After 119 MPs Reject MR: “I Have Clear Majority” Ranil Tells Gota

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.

Meanwhile, in an unexpected turn of events, former Secretary to the ministry of Defence Gotabaya Rajapaksa held a discussion with UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe at Temple Trees last evening.

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.

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