Water Supply and Drainage Minister Vasudeva Nanayakkara, a frontline member of the government’s rebel group, says he has no risk of losing his ministerial post like Susil Premajayantha.
“According to the concept of collective responsibility, anybody is not allowed to speak on different views or opinions. But I do not think it’s a good idea. If we cannot express our different views, it will do great harm to us and our politics. We have an agreement with the Pohottuwa party. So we are acting according to our agreement. He is a member of the Pohottuwa party. So he is affected by the rules of it.
Q. Were there any decisions yesterday’s Cabinet meeting that the portfolios would change?
“It was said about Minister Susil Premajayantha. His statement is in their opinion, a serious damage to the government. ”
Q. Will that affect you?
“No, I don’t think so. I have no risk of losing my ministerial post or being removed from the cabinet. So, if we are told directly to leave the ministry, we will accept that. The absolute power belongs to the President. I am even ready to accept another ministerial post instead of this one. ”
Q: If you are asked to leave if you cannot stay in the government
“No, that’s only if we cannot stay. I did not say we cannot stay ”
Minister Vasudeva Nanayakkara stated this at a media briefing held yesterday (04) regarding the removal of Minister of State Susil Premajayantha from office.