President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has said he will not change any of the recent appointments, which were made after deep thought, despite pressure from various parties.
“Pressure is being mounted against certain appointments recently made by the President and the Government,” the President’s Media said in a statement.
“All these appointments were made with the utmost consideration of our country’s sovereignty, national security and implementation of the ‘Saubhagyaye Dekma’ policy statement. The President also emphasises such appointments have been made after careful scrutiny of loyalty to the nation, qualifications and background of these individuals so that policies of the Government can move forward in a successful manner,” the statement said.
The President stressed that he had no intention of changing such appointments made after deep thought or replace them with different persons in the face of pressure.
“As such, the President politely requests everyone not to pressure him or the Government to change these appointments. The President is of the view that expressing opinions against these appointments will not only make the appointees unable to carry out their duties and responsibilities properly, but will also weaken the Government’s process by underestimating them in society.”