Sirisena, in his statement, said the Parliamentary tradition does not make it necessary to prove the parliamentary majority for the selected Prime Minister although it is up to the President to appoint a member of the house as the Prime Minister, who, in the President’s opinion, holds the majority support in Parliament.
In his letter, Sirisena said he was the sole ‘appointing authority’ of the Prime Minister.
He also added that the Speaker had failed to adhere to Standing Orders and other Parliamentary procedures when it comes to No Confidence Motion against purported Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and his government.
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