JO: Hold NCPC elections without delay

Published : 8:20 am  May 18, 2017 | No comments so far |  | 


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By Kalathma Jayawardhane   
Amid some 17 UPFA ers in the NCPC supporting the joint opposition, it urged the government to hold elections and replace Chief Minister Peshala Jayaratne with one who commanded majority support.   

JO member and MP S.M. Chandrasena told a news conference that in the alternative the NCP Governor should accept the affidavits submitted by 17 NCP councillors who have pledged their support to the joint opposition and are calling for the removal of Chief Minister Jayaratne.   

“The government should take steps to appoint a new chief minister. The refusal by the NCP Governor to accept these affidavits is a violation of the Constitution,” he said.   

Meanwhile, JO member G.L. Peiris said the appointment of new ministers to the NCPC was merely an attempt to safeguard the government’s balance of power.