President Ranil Wickremesinghe told parliament today (23) that he had sent a message to SJB’s Mujibur Rahman not to resign from his parliamentary seat to run for Colombo mayor.
“I am the one who brought MP Mujibur Rahman to politics. Therefore, I sent him a message not to resign from parliament.”
“Now, some say I postponed the election. I am asking them if there is an election to postpone.”
“The opposition called for a debate not on essential services, but about a postponement of the election. The election has not been postponed. There is no election to postpone.”
“I am not in this debate. I said previously too that I do not want politics involved.”
“The Election Commission too, has gone to court over this election and says it cannot be held. I thought of speaking a few words because of that affidavit given,” the president added.