The Prime Minister should resign immediately – Discussions held at Party Leaders’ Meeting


It was discussed at the special meeting held in Parliament this afternoon (13) with the participation of the members of the Committee on Parliamentary Business and the party leaders that the Prime Minister should resign from his position as soon as possible to resolve the current crisis situation in the country.

The Hon. Speaker elaborated regarding the prevailing situation of the country. All party leaders discussed the current situation in the country at length and the Chief of Defense Staff, the Commanders of the three-armed forces and the Inspector General of Police briefed the Members of Parliament about the current security situation.

Hon. Speaker mentioned that the H.E the President informed him via phone that the resignation letter of the President will be submitted before 12 midnight today (13) as he had announced to the country.

Minister of Public Security Hon. Tiran Alles, Members of Parliament Hon. Maithreepala Sirisena, Hon. Lakshman Kiriella, Hon. Hon. Anura Dissanayaka, Hon. Mano Ganesan, Hon. Vasudeva Nanayakkara, Hon. Weerasumana Weerasinghe, Hon. Douglas Devananda, Hon. Gayantha Karunatilleka, Hon. Hon.  Ranjith Madduma Bandara, Hon. Gevindu Cumaratunga, Hon. Rauff Hakeem, Hon. (Dr.) V. Radhakrishnan, Hon. Udaya Gammanpila, Rev. Hon. (Ven.) Athuraliye Rathana Thero, Hon. M. A. Sumanthiran, Hon. Angajan Ramanathan, Hon. (Prof.) Tissa Vitharana were present at this meeting held.