Member of Parliament Nimal Lanza said that the President did the right thing by amending the cabinet and if the Pohottu faction is unable to work with him, they can defeat the government in the next budget and go to an election. He made these comments in a special statement to the media.
Nimal Lanza who further commented said:
“The change of the health ministry will take place only after a discussion between the President and the party leaders of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna. The main accusation of the General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna is not that the Ministry of Health has changed. The main allegation is that the Sri Lanka Freedom Party has more responsibility in the ministries. By adding the Ministry of Plantation to the Ministry of Agriculture, those ministries can work very closely. The decision taken by the President is a very correct decision.
Taking over the institutions to be privatized in the future to the Ministry of Finance is also an appropriate decision. If Sagara Kariyawasam declares that the amendment of ministerial positions or the amendment of subjects has been done incorrectly, then he has no understanding of it. It is a right decision to add the Ministry of Agriculture to the Ministry of Plantation and to add certain subjects to be privatized to the Ministry of Finance.
Sagara Kariyawasam challenges the government to go out and do that work if possible. If the president is not good, if not able to work with the president, if the president doesn’t do what he says, he can take a decision he likes. They are requesting to implement their decision without commenting in the media. If there is power, show it.