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Mano, Hakeem say ‘no’ to new government

MP Mano Ganesan today said that he and his five other Tamil Progressive Alliance (TPA) MPs cannot accept the President’s invitation to join the new government.

MP Ganesan today met with President Maithripala Sirisena to discuss about the present situation in the country at the President’s
secretariat this morning.

In a Tweet, the MP said that they were invited by the President to join the new government. “But we rejected the invitation,” he said.

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) Leader Rauff Hakeem denied reports that he and his party have extended support to Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa.

MP Hakeem said that the SLMC will  continue to hold Mr.Rajapaksa’s appointment as inconsistent with parliamentary democratic principles until his majority is proven in Parliament.