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.
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.