Although Minister Douglas Devanandha, who earlier vacated the Sridhar Theatre, met Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe in Colombo, and offered to join the new Government, Ranil Wickremasinghe had rejected the offer, it is reported. Meanwhile he had also met the President Maithreepala Sirisena and submitted the same offer, but he had also rejected it, a news source said.
Meanwhile, although several ministers and stalwarts of the United People Freedom Alliance had travelled to Hambanthotta and met Mahindha Rajapakse, Doughlas not met him so far. It had been said in the Tamil Political Circles that, he had been abandoned in the middle of the Road, with nowhere to go.
Following Doughlas Devananda vacating Srithar Theatre, public had celebrated it, lighting crackers.