A rumor is spreading in the political field that former Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa is preparing to be sworn in as Prime Minister again on May 09.
According to political sources, this work is to be done at the strong request of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna with the aim of giving a respectful farewell to Mahinda Rajapaksa and the current Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena has also agreed to this.
Mahinda Rajapaksa had to resign from the post of Prime Minister on May 9, 2022 due to the public protest in the country. On the 9th of May, his supporters who came to Araliyagaha Mandir launched an attack on the Galle Face protest site and the frustrated protestors launched a massive counter attack against the Rajapaksa and the Ministers of Pohottuwa in Colombo as well as in many areas across the island.
Sources said that in order to appease the severe humiliation caused to Rajapaksa and Pohottuwa by that incident, it has been proposed to re-appoint Mahinda Rajapaksa as Prime Minister on May 09 and they are currently preparing the necessary auspicious times for that.
Meanwhile, sources added that there has been no agreement or approval from President Ranil Wickremesinghe for this powerful request coming from Pohottuwa.
In this regard, when Lanka News Web asked two high-ranking politicians related to the government, they said that there is no truth in the news of preparations to reinstate Mahinda Rajapaksa as Prime Minister.
They said that this news had been advertised on many occasions in the past with different dates from time to time, but that did not happen.