Dec 14, 2018 (LBO) – Mahinda Rajapaksa has decided to resign from the Premiership tomorrow after an address to the nation, Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa said.
In a Twitter message, Namal Rajapaksa said the decision has been taken to ensure the stability of the nation. He, however, said the SLFP will work to form a broader political coalition with President Sirisena.
After a meeting with the President and SLPP leaders, Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena said the President will be able to appoint a new Prime Minister who commands the majority of the Parliament as they have decided to sit in the opposition.
To ensure stability of the nation, Former President @PresRajapaksa has decided to resign from the Premiership tomorrow after an address to the nation. The SLPP with Frm President, SLFP & others will now work to form a broader political coalition with President Sirisena.
— Namal Rajapaksa (@RajapaksaNamal) December 14, 2018
Hon Mahinda Rajapaksa decided to resign from the office of the Prime Minister. He will address the nation tomorrow.
— Udaya Gammanpila (@UPGammanpila) December 14, 2018