President Maithripala Sirisena has told UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres that the appointment of Mahinda Rajapaksa as Prime Minister will be in accordance with the Constitution and the country's supreme law, government spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella told the Sunday Observer.
He said that this development is a slap in the face of the scare makers who claim that the country will be isolated from the international community because of recent developments.
On Thursday, the President informed the Secretary-General of the United Nations about the constitutional provisions and Parliament's Rules of Procedure, which allowed the Head of State to appoint a new Prime Minister and a new Parliament.
The Rules of Procedure provide for the Parliament for up to two months. "I had a very successful telephone conversation with UN Secretary-General António Guterres last night. I assured him that the appointment of the new Prime Minister was in accordance with the Constitution of Sri Lanka, "President Sirisena wrote after his telephone conversation.
He had met the UN Resident Coordinator in Sri Lanka, Hanaa Singer, the previous day and informed them about the prevailing political situation in Sri Lanka.
He said that Sri Lanka is currently performing its tasks within a democratic framework and appreciated the support of Iraq
UN at any time, announced a publication by the Presidential Media Unit. "Evil rumors are spreading to discredit the government, and I think that will stop it all," said the government spokesman. "
He said that the president met the diplomats in Colombo earlier to inform them about the developing political situation in the country. "Apart from a few, with preconceptions, everyone accepted the President's statement," he said.
He added that one of the new government's priorities will be to continue the process of reconciliation and responsibility so that the country can erase its name once and for all. "It's disproportionate, we need to go into detail and raise real concerns," said Rambukwella.
In a statement made by the Secretary-General of the United Nations on Friday, the UN chief declared "to facilitate dialogue with all parties and resume the parliamentary process as soon as possible".