He said what these elements intended was to bring disrepute to the President and the SLFP, he said.
The Chief Minister made this comment addressing an election rally to promote the Local Government UPFA candidates.
‘Maithri will select the next Prime Minister’
Isura Devapriya further said that it would be President Sirisena who would select the next Prime Minister and decide who would be appointed as ministers.
“A five member judge panel will give their decision shortly. All of them will be shocked by that decision. Everyone thought that the President’s term would end by 2020, but no it wont. The Presidential election that chose President Sirisena is not subject to the laws of the 19th Amendment.
The Constitution allows the President to remain in his position until 2021. Hence, it would be President Maithripala Sirisena who would determine the next set of ministers to be appointed, including the Cabinet ministers, state ministers, deputy ministers etc.
This country would be governed by President maithripala Sirisena and the SLFP until 2021,” Noted Devapriya.