There has been no discussion on appointing former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa as the Prime Minister or to any other position,” UNP Deputy Leader Ruwan Wijewardene said yesterday.
“There is no deal between the SLPP and President with regard to Mr. Rajapaksa. Besides he is yet to decide whether he is to remain in politics or not,” Wijewardene told the media after a religious ceremony held in Colombo to mark the 76 anniversary of UNP.
At the same time UNP Deputy Leader said Mr. Rajapaksa has been allowed to come back to Sri Lanka and security has been provided following the recommendation of the National Human Rights Commission.
Meanwhile Wijewardene said UNP is currently engaged in talks with Leader of Opposition Sajith Premadasa on forming an all-party government.“doors are open for the Samagi Jana Balawegaya ( SJB) to team up once again with the UNP,” he said.
Wijewardene said it is essential for all parties to get together to revive the nation’s economy and relieve people from suffering. (Yohan Perera)