‘President’s statement is against democracy’

December 6, 2018

The United National Party says the statement by President Maithripala Sirisena that he will not appoint Ranil Wickremesinghe as Prime Minister even with the signatures of all 225 Parliamentarians, is a serious statement against democracy.

Speaking at a media breifing at the Temple Trees today MP Harshana Rajakaruna said the President’s statement indicates that by failing to listen to the majority in Parliament, he is also refusing to listen to the country’s people.

He noted that some individuals have failed to grasp the seriousness of this statement by the President.