Will appoint new PM and Cabinet this week President GR

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said he would take steps within this week to appoint a Prime Minister and a Cabinet, who could win the majority support of Parliament and the confidence of the people.

Addressing the nation, he said he would also take steps to introduce a constitutional amendment which would reinforce the provisions of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution so that more powers would be transferred to Parliament.

The President said he would act with all political parties so as to ensure political stability while upholding national security in the country.