Minister of National Languages and Social Integration, Vasudeva Nanayakkara today said that he too is against the Rajapaksa family bandism within the current regime.
Speaking at a media briefing this evening, Minister Nanayakkara said he is against so much power and authority being concentrated within the hands of the Rajapaksa family but added that his objection to Rajapaksa family bandism alone is not good enough reason for him to quit the coalition government.
He also said that has not and will never allow anyone in the Rajapaksa family to interfere with his Ministry.
“I will ensure that I put them in their rightful places, the day they attempt to make such interference,” he added.
The Minister also said that he does not believe the people should cast their vote to Mahinda Rajapaksa out of obligation, but added that he strongly believes that no leader except Mahinda Rajapaksa an abolish the Executive Presidency and implement the required constitutional amendments.
He added that it is that belief that drives him and his party to remain within the UPFA coalition.