No discussion on GR being given titles: Ruwan Wijewardena
President Ranil Wickremesinghe held no negotiation pertaining to former President Gotabaya Rajapaksa being appointed as the Prime Minister, said United National Party (UNP) Deputy Leader Ruwan Wijewardena, assuring that neither the President nor his Party makes any intervention on the ex head of state’s political affairs.
Wijewardena made this observation yesterday (04) in response to reporters on the speculation that the ousted Sri Lankan President being given a top government position upon his return to Sri Lanka.
The UNP Deputy Leader also said that the President intervened to provide the necessary facilities and security for ex President Rajapaksa to return to the island based on the recommendations by the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL), and that he, accordingly, has received all the facilities entitled to a former head of state.
A group of Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) MPs made the resolution on Mr. Rajapaksa being appointed as the Prime Minister, however, certain members of the Rajapaksa family are of the opinion that the ex President shall not engage in politics further.