As the grand Political Drama of Sri Lanka has come to an end On Wednesday, 38 UNP MP’s have signed a letter, in which they have demanded for the removal of Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara, Cricket Age reliably learns.
Apart from the Dayasiri, they have also requested Prime Minister Ranil Wickramsinghe to remove few other Ministers : SB Dissanayake, Susil Premjayantha, Anura Priyadarshana, Chandima Weerakkody and WDJ Senaviratne who voted against him in the No Confidence Voting.
“Dayasiri has been very critical to Prime Minister Ranil Wickramsinghe, plotted against him and even voted against him in the no confidence saga. So, no logic to let him continue as the Sports Minister in the government” a top UNP leader told Cricket Age.
Dayasiri, a SLFP Parliamentarian, was the main architect behind the No Confidence Saga against the country’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickramsinghe. Right from the Rajapakshe party’s grand victory in the local elections in February, Dayasiri was trying to topple Wickramsinghe.
According to sources, Dayasiri’s close friend Thilanga Sumathipala, the president of SLC, also supported him unconditionally.
Though, as the day progressed and it appeared that PM Wickramsinghe would easily survive the Crisis, Dayasiri dramatically (and unethically) changed his stance and announced that even though he would vote against PM and has No Confidence in him, he would remain in the government, until the next order from Country’s President Sirisena Maithripala.
However, as PM Wickramsinghe survived the No Confidence on Wednesday, it has become clear that the Dayasiri will most probably will be replaced as Sports Minister, as after emerging winner in the Saga, there will be all UNP government.
However, it’s not only unlikely, but is unethical also.
“Look, he was the main contributer of the No Confidence Saga. Right after Local elections, he was trying to topple Wickramsinghe. He even Voted against him in the no Confidence. So, if he has no confidence in the prime minister, how and why he can be remained in his government” a political analyst, who was at parliament entire day, told Cricket Age.
“He was in Australia. Rushed back to Colombo on Tuesday night and was making strategies entire day against PM Wickramsinghe. So, how he can be remained as sports minister. It’s a laughable thing itself, that he still wants to be the minister. Off there is a thing of dignity, he must resign himself at the soonest” the political analyst told further.