Minister of Justice Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe has justified taking up a Ministerial Portfolio in the new government.
Speaking to media in Kandy, Minister Rajapakshe said he was invited to take up the responsibility by the President and the Prime Minister, since no one was coming forward to deal with the crisis at hand.
The Minister claimed that even the Maha Sangha wanted him to take up the post.
He said the Ministerial post was accepted not to prosper but to fulfil an important task, which will help the country overcome the present challenges.
Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe also said that he still standby his statement that the President does not have the political maturity to handle certain matters.