Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday (26) reiterated that he has no intention of ever stepping down from his current portfolio.
He made this remark during a meeting with a group of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) MPs as well as Provincial Council members at Temple Trees.
During the meeting, Provincial Council members ratified a unanimous proposal stating that neither the PM nor the Government should quit at this stage. Responding to the proposal, the PM insisted that he has no intention of leaving office. The PM stated, “I feel these economic and political crises could be resolved in the coming weeks. So I urge you to do your duty bythe people and not to believe in baseless and fabricated rumours being spread about me and the Government. Today you all requested me not to resign as PM. Don’t worry I will not and I will continue to be the PM.”