UNP Chairman Vajira Abeywardena says that the Prime Minister cannot resign as per the constitution in a situation like this.
Answering questions raised by reporters if the Prime Minister is going to step down, the former MP said that constitution needs to be followed and that there is no clause in the constitution to do so.
When reporters reminded that the PM himself had told that he is willing to step down, Vajira Abeywardena said that he is disappointed that media have reported the facts incorrectly.
“I am disappointed that media have reported facts incorrectly. You need to look at article 37 of the constitution. It is written to stabilize the country when it is unstable” he said
The former MP further said that there is no issue in continuing the government after 13th July, even if the President resigns.