There will be a great explosion in the government in 2022, warned former President MP Maithripala Sirisena, responding to the recent dismissal of Susil Premajayantha from his ministerial portfolio.
The forecasted explosion will not be averted by the mere dismissal of Premajayantha, Sirisena noted.
Although Premajayantha was dismissed over his comment challenging the government in the public in a matter of 24 hours, such an action will NOT be taken against Minister Nimal Lansa, who had made a similar but worse comment against the government in Gampaha about three days ago, the Former President suggested. This is mainly due to the fact the leaders of the government are well aware of the consequences of such a dismissal, he emphasised.
The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) is the second largest party in the government and the third largest group in Parliament, Sirisena went on, foreshadowing the SLFP’s share of the 6.9 million mandate owned by the government by saying that everybody, therefore, has to keep that in mind.