Susil Premajayantha was dismissed from his State Ministerial Portfolio over a disciplinary dispute, claimed Minister of Youth & Sports, Minister of Development Co-ordination and Monitoring and State Minister of Digital Technology and Enterprise Development Namal Rajapaksa, speaking to media in today (04).
Rajapaksa added that several issues had arisen regarding the criticism of the fellow Cabinet and State Ministers, Rajapaksa went on, adding that many had asked the President why no action had been taken in this regard. The President, accordingly, has taken an action, he added.
Responding to the query whether a similar action should have been taken on Ministers Wimal Weerawansa, Udaya Gammanpila and Vasudewa Nanayakkara, who challenged the Cabinet’s decision by consulting the Court, Minister Rajapaksa noted that the President has made a statement in this regard as well.
Nevertheless, all in the government should be working with a collective responsibility and any disagreement should be addressed in a Cabinet meeting or a group meeting, he added.