President invited me to accept Premiership hours before Ranil accepted it: SF | Sri Lanka News

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe should give credit to me as he was able to become the premier of this country because of him, SJB MP Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka said today.

He told Parliament that President Gotabaya Rajapaksa called him hours before Mr. Wickremesinghe was sworn in and wanted him to accept the premiership. 

He said however, he laid down certain conditions. 

“I told him that I would only accept the Prime Minister’s post only if the majority of SJB MPs backed me. Therefore, Mr. Wickremesinghe should give the credit to me for paving the way for him to become the Prime Minister,” he added.

The SJB Parliamentarian said around 50% of MPs in the present Parliament today are racketeers and   therefore it is not possible to change Sri Lanka’s political culture.

MP Fonseka said that 15% of the MPs who have a vision should be appointed as cabinet Ministers.

“Some members of the present cabinet consume heroin and spend their time at night clubs with prostitutes. Therefore the present cabinet is not capable of saving the nation,” he said. (Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana)

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