President Maithripala Sirisena says he expects the National Government to stay in power for five years despite the allegations being raised against him and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.
Speaking at a ceremony held to appoint new State and Deputy Ministers today, the President said that he has faith in the new Government and does not think anyone will be able to shake it.
“Some people are saying that this Government will not last long. Some are saying this Government can be toppled soon. Do not expect a new Government before 2020,” the President asserted.
The President said that he took office and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and the new Ministers took office not with the expectation of achieving an easy target.
He said that the National Government has come under attack from day one from various elements and allegations have also been raised against him and the Prime Minister.
The President said that he has no intention of responding to some of the allegations and he thanked the SLFP and UNP members who agreed to work together in a National Government. (Colombo Gazette)