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* No need for the government to resign - Minister Rajitha Senaratne
Mon, Feb 12, 2018, 11:58 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 12, Colombo: No need has emerged for the government to resign or change the Prime Minister, Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajith Senaratne says,

Speaking to the state media about the political situation following the defeat of the ruling coalition at local government polls, the Minister said President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe held discussions on the election results.

"Both of them agreed to rectify the shortcomings in the government and move forward," the Minister said.

The dream to win local government elections and become prime minister or for a general election will not become a reality, the Minister said.

He emphasized that neither the Sri Lanka Freedom Party nor the United National Party has yet proposed to appoint the former President as the Prime Minister.

"The present government has been given the mandate in 2015 to eliminate corruption and fraud. Good governance government leaders have come to an agreement to continue it.," Minister Senaratne said.

"We are still in the struggle to fulfill people's expectations according to the mandate given to us," he said.

Former president Mahinda Rajapaksa meanwhile called on the government to dissolve the parliament and hold a fresh general election.

 

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