Sanath no-balls his letter


Matara District Parliamentarian Sanath Jayasuriya who wrote to President Mahinda Rajapaksa asking for a deputy ministerial post has withdrawn his letter and apologised for the request.

Mr. Jayasuirya, who along with three other MPs wrote to the President in April this year had sent a letter saying he now understood it was the prerogative of the President to make such appointments.

The former Sri Lanka cricket captain and master blaster batsman in its letter said:“I appreciate and do understand that such appointments are your Excellency’s prerogative and profusely apologise for having made a request for such appointment. I respectfully state that I do not expect any such appointment. May the triple gem bless your excellency and the country.”

The other MPs who signed the letter requesting deputy minister posts were Galle district MP Nishantha Muttuhettigama, Ampara district MP Sarath Weerasekera and Matale district MP Lakshman Wasantha Perera.

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