PM responds to questions posed by Harin and Manusha

Further to a letter sent by MP Harin Fernando and Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) MP Manusha Nanayakkara with questions on future plans by the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, a response letter was given to the MPs by PM Wickremesinghe today (18).

“In response to the demands of the people asking President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to step down from his Presidency, I have to attend to this matter once the debate pertaining to the 21st Amendment is debated in Parliament and upon discussion with the Party leaders. The abolishment of the Executive Presidency can only happen after a vote in Parliament. As for the attacks on Gotagogama, I have made sure that legal action will be taken and also informed the police that a report must be given to me twice every week on the update of the investigation. As for the 21st amendment, a special committee will be appointed under the Leadership of MP Wijedasa Rajapaksa and this will be discussed in detail,” PM Wickremesinghe stated in his letter.

As for the Easter Sunday attacks, PM Wickremesinghe responded that there is an ongoing investigation and if the investigators need any assistance, Wickremesinghe will support them in every possible way.

“The Easter Attacks investigation is currently ongoing. If the police and investigators need any assistance, I will give my fullest support to ensure that justice prevails. As for the nationalisation of organisations, I have taken measures to initiate this, but we need to take this forward with the support of everyone within the organisations as well and this will be attended to. In regards to the corruption and fraud in the country, I will not tolerate it for whatsoever reason, and will ensure that all action will be taken to put a stop to corruption within the country, ” the letter further mentioned.

In regards to the question posed by the MPs about the release of Ranjan Ramanayake, Wickremesinghe stated that a special legal team has been consulted and will ensure that the matter will be looked at through legal methods.

“I intend to take steps to form a stable Government, but as of now the interim Government was formed urgently to bring some stability to the government and parliament, which would help bring the country out of the severe economic crisis and I appreciate if everyone can step in to support in bringing this stability to the nation, ” the letter concluded.