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Those who cause violence in the name of human rights cannot be protected

COLOMBO (News 1st) – President Ranil Wickremesinghe emphasized that he will never allow violence and anarchy to prevail under the guise of human rights, adding that if any party engages in such an attempt, the security forces will be used to suppress it completely.Under such circumstances, the President emphasized that everyone from the lower officer of the army to the rank of field marshal is obligated to fulfil their responsibility.   President Ranil Wickremesinghe said this, delivering a special statement in Parliament. (24). 'Our Opposition Leader also said today that I asked for this presidency.

I didn't ask for this. I accepted this because of the situation in the country. The Mahanayake Theros also requested me.

I didn't go and ask them. I didn't write letters. Today, the Leader of the Opposition has forgotten the letter he sent to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on May 12.

"Mr President, I declare that I have not decided to accept the post of Prime Minister as the leader of the Samagi Jana Bala Sandanaya to form a short-term government under the leadership of the SJB alliance as the main party of the opposition.” After my speech, I request that this entire letter be included in the Hansard,' said the President.He added that  Gotabhaya Rajapaksa went and took the advice of the Leader of the Opposition. "If you want, you can see it in the party constitution. A disciplinary investigation can be held.

Don't blame me. He is the one who agreed to resign from the presidency within a specific, period. So he left after 02 months after I took the oath.

It was not you who told him to leave. So what do I do?""When it comes to overthrowing governments, the army cannot stand aside. We cannot sit idly by when our Mahanayake Theros

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