Jayasuriya has reportedly withdrawn the letter and apologized for making such a request.
“I appreciate and do understand that such appointments are your Excellency’s prerogative and profusely apologize for having made a request for such appointment. I respectfully state that I do not expect any such appointment. May the triple gem bless your Excellency and the country,” Jayasuriya has stated in the letter sent by him to withdraw the previous request.
Jayasuriya and three other UPFA MPs in April this year requested the President to appoint them as deputy ministers.