Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will resign from office tomorrow he said in a statement released to Media a short while ago.
He said that the reforms his government brought in during its tenure allowed the country to hold a free, fair and independent Presidential election. “The future will deliver the right verdict on our actions,” he said.
He said that his government, in the past five years had strengthened democracy, Human Rights, freedom of speech, the Right to information, equality and reconciliation. “We also put our country on the path to sustainable development,” he went on.
He said that through the 19th Amendment to the Constitution his government was able to “release all major institutions from politicization.”
He went on to say these measures permitted the country to hold “free, independent and fair elections” as a result of these reforms.
“The future will deliver the verdict on these good measures we adopted,” he pointed out.
“I met President Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday. We discussed the future course of action for Parliament.”
“Although our party has the majority in Parliament, considering the victory he has scored in this election, we decided to allow him to appoint a government of his own,” Wickremesinghe said.
“I value democracy, respect democracy and act democratically. Therefore I decided to resign as Prime Minister,” he said.
“I will officially inform him of my decision tomorrow,” he added.