SLPP Dismayed Over President's Indifference To Demands: Decides Not To "Push For" Ministerial Positions

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) is reportedly dismayed by President Ranil Wickramasinghe's indifference to their demands for ministerial appointments. According to a senior spokesman for the party, the SLPP has taken a firm decision not to provoke the President by continuously demanding ministerial positions.

The party had previously requested 10 Cabinet Ministerships from President Wickramasinghe in writing, but he has been delaying the allocation of ministerial positions for various reasons. Despite this, the SLPP has stated that their work will continue regardless of whether the President gives them ministerial appointments or not.

The spokesman emphasized that the SLPP supported Mr. Wickramasinghe only to continue the remainder of the reign given to Mr. Gotabhaya Rajapaksa. He claimed that the President had initially announced that he would give ministerial positions to the SLPP before the budget, and then again after the Independence Day ceremony. However, ministerial positions were not given, and it was later announced that they would be given after the receipt of the loan amount from the International Monetary Fund.

The SLPP spokesperson has also stated that there may be an ulterior motive behind the delay in giving ministerial positions to the party. While the exact motive remains unknown, it has led to increasing frustration among SLPP members.