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Wickremesinghe has thrown an open challenge to Rajapaksa!

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has thrown an open challenge to former President  Rajapaksa, giving him one week to topple the Yahapalanaya Government "If possible" !

Prime Minister Ranil will leave for Switzerland mid of this month to take part at the World Economic Forum in Davos from 17 to 20 January 2017.

“I will be going to Switzerland for one week, so, Mahinda has a week to bring down the government,” Wickremesinghe told reporters today, 02 January.

He said so commenting the statement made by the former President Mahinda Rajapaksa  that he will return to rule Sri Lanka in 2017.

Last year, In December, Mahinda Rajapaks vowed to topple the current Yahapalanaya government and reclaim power.

Speaking to foreign journalists, Rajapaksa, who is currently a Member of Parliament said, “I don’t want to be the President, but I can still rule the country, without being the President,” he said, hinting at hopes of becoming Prime Minister.

He also expressed his willingness to work with incumbent President Maithripala Sirisena.

Rajapaksa added that even though the current coalition government enjoyed a two thirds majority in Parliament at present, there is a strong possibility of ‘change’ in the future. “Conflicts are already brewing within the SLFP and UNP, and this country can’t go on like this,” he said.

- Melani


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