Colombo, Nov. 7 (newsin.asia) – Sri Lanka’s ruling Presidential candidate Sajith Premadasa, on Thursday, said he would appoint a new prime minister who commands the confidence of parliament if he wins the Presidential Polls on Nov. 16.
“I am prepared to take strong, direct steps to ensure that new, young and merit-based political culture is created,” Premadasa said in a video statement.
“I would like to state that as soon as I am made the President, a Prime Minister who can command the confidence of the parliament will be made Prime Minister. In my cabinet, there will be no persons who are accused of corruption.”
Premadasa’s statement dims chances for incumbent Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, who last week announced that he would continue to be the premier while Sajith would be president if the latter wins the presidential elections.