SJB MPs will not join the new Cabinet – Sajith

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No Samagi Jana Balawega (SJB) MP will be part of a Cabinet formed by the President that goes against the people’s mandate, Opposition Leader Sajith Premadasa says.

Responding to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s letter, MP Premadasa said he had agreed in his letter to the President dated 12 May, to accept the post of Prime Minister if certain conditions were met.

He highlighted that he did not reject the post offered by the President through the initial letter.

The Opposition Leader emphasised that the current government, which the President intends to form, is against the referendum.

His letter is as follows: