Earlier it was revealed Arujunja Ranathuga would appoint has the sports minister of next cabinet. When BBC Sinhala service questioned Mr. Ranthuga this regard he stated he will never join the Rajapaksa government.
Releasing under the presidential pardon former Army commander Sarath Fonseka stated he will never join the present government. Arujuna Ranathunga also added Mahinda Rajapaksa government is involved in various corruption activities due to this he was not interested to join the government.
He also point out he was not interested to accept post of Prime Minister and Minister of sports.