Feb 15, 2018

Decision to form an all-UNP govt. revoked?

UNP parliamentarians who met earlier today (15) have decided to revoke the decision to form an all-UNP government, reports say.

The MPs had made the above decision as views on forming an all-UNP government would inconvenience the president while also compel the SLFP to form an all-SLFP government.

Cabinet reshuffle!

Meanwhile, PM Ranil Wickremesinghe and senior ministers have said that drastic changes would be made to the Cabinet of ministers.

Responding immediately, minister Sagala Ratnayake had requested not to be re-appointed as minister of Law and Order.

The minister had added that he had to face many allegations due to holding this portfolio.

U-turn

Meanwhile, Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thera, Ajith P. Perera, Navin Dissanayake, Eran Wickremaratne, Harsha de Silva, Daya Gamage, Anoma Gamage, Palitha Range Bandara, Sujeewa Senasinghe, who had earlier maintained that Mr. Wickremesinghe should be removed, had pledged their support to steer the government ahead with Mr. Wickremesinghe at the helm.

Parliament majority

Minister Navin Dissanayake had suggested to show that the UNP holds the majority in parliament. However this was rejected by other members of the UNP.

In response, Mr. Wickremesinghe has said that there was no need to do so.

He had added that it was better to invite the SLFP to show that they have the majority if possible.

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