Who is steering ‘Mahinda Go Home’; Dullas, Nimal comeback? | Breaking News

Two names have been nominated for the vacant post of Prime Minister after Mahinda Rajapaksa steps down, allowing the formation of a national consensus government, it is reported.

The two names that have been nominated are former ministers Dullas Alahapperuma and Nimal Siripala de Silva.

It is said that the National Steering Committee appointed by the President would take a decision in appointing the new Prime Minister.

However, it is reported that the group of parliamentarians who are pioneering the formation of the national consensus government are adamant not to appoint an SLPP member as the Prime Minister after the resignation of Mahinda Rajapaksa.

SLPP parliamentarians GL Peiris, Basil Rajapaksa, Sagara Kariyawasam, Ramesh Pathirana and Sanjeewa Edirimanne were present at the discussion while Wimal Weerawansa, Udaya Gammanpila, Dilan Perera, Anura Priyadharshana Yapa and Nimal Siripala de Silva represented the SLPP.

Following this discussion the independent group of parliamentarians met at MP Tiran Alles’s residence yesterday evening.

It is also reported that Dullas Alahapperuma and Prof. Charitha Herath had also joined the discussion.

Nimal, Dullas nominated upon Indian agreement!

There has been talk in society over a significant period of time that India is intervening to overthrow the Sri Lankan government and form a new government and unofficial Indian sources say that Dullas and Nimal have received a positive response on being appointed to the post of Prime Minister.

However, at the time of relinquishing his positions in the SLPP government, Dullas Alahapperuma, who was the Media Minister at the time, admitted that a national consensus government was required to resolve the current crisis and vowed that he would not accept any position or privilege in such a government, but would commit himself to serving the people who are affected by this crisis.

JVP- SJB against consensus government!

Meanwhile, the JVP and the SJB have stated that they have absolutely no desire to join any consensus government, it is reported.

A senior member of the SJB told Sri Lanka Mirror that this was an attempt to fill old wine into a new bottle.

He also said that there was a serious possibility of a puppet government being formed where Basil Rajapaksa and the other Rajapaksas in the SLPP would be strengthened and would be pulling the strings again.

Protest to continue

The protesters at the Galle Face Green however, have vowed to continue the protest. They claim that their demand is for Gota to go home.

However, although there are signs of Mahinda going home, Dullas and Nimal comeback was not among their requests, which raises suspicion as to who is behind it.

They allege that this is another sinister plan by some businessman.






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