Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Will pull out if PM doesn't resign - Dayasiri

Sports minister - Dayasiri Jayasekera says that in accordance with the results of the recently concluded LG polls, SLFP MPs are unable to back a government with Ranil Wickremesinghe as Prime minister.

Therefore, SLFP MPs in the government have decided to pull out of
the ruling coalition and function as independent MPs, he adds.

The minister was responding to 'Sri Lanka Mirror' on rumours citing that he was packing his belongings to leave the sports ministry.

He added that they had no hard feelings with UNP ministers and would back any government which would be formed without Mr. Wickremesinghe.

He further said that 35 out of the 41 SLFP MPs have assured that they will not join the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna for any reason, the minister said.

Meanwhile, internal sources of the UNP say that minister Champika Ranawaka too has informed party General Secretary - Kabir Hashim that they will not continue to work with the UNP if the 'face' of the party does not change.



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