PM designate seeks backing on National issues

Wickremesinghe said he was ready to take oaths as Prime Minister and pledged to work for the betterment of his people. “We will carry this forward as I will take oaths as Prime Minister and I have discussed with President Maithripala Sirisena the need to take this concept forward where we all need to build a consensus on our national policies,” he added.Wickremesinghe who ousted former President Mahinda Rajapakse and the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) in the parliamentary polls said that he would now put forward a national plan which would require all parties to work together. “We want everyone to come together now. Think of the country and think of the people. We can achieve unity and progress in this country if we work together even for two to three years for the sake of the people,” he said.“Together with the president and all party leaders we will be looking forward to having a new era of politics and government in this country,” he added.Wickremesinghe is to take oaths tomorrow as Prime Minister after which his new Cabinet will be appointed. (Colombo Gazette) Prime Minister designate Ranil Wickremesinghe, today sought the support of all political parties represented in Parliament to work together on National issues.The Prime Minister made the appeal when making a brief statement to the media at Temple Trees today. “On Aug 17 the people of this country exercising their franchise in the parliamentary election confirmed the Jan. 8 revolution and the good governance we have started,” he said.

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