SLFP decides to remain in yahapalana Govt.

Published : 9:15 am  April 11, 2018 | No comments so far |  |  (63) reads | 

CITY-MB_1By Sandun A. Jayasekera

The SLFP Central Committee (CC) which met on Tuesday at the President’s official residence decided that the SLFP ministers, deputy and state ministers including the 16 who voted for the no-confidence motion should stay together, UPFA General Secretary and Minister, Mahinda Amaraweera said yesterday.

He said the Cabinet reshuffle would be carried out after the National New Year and should be preceded with the UNP and the SLFP arriving at a compromise on any contentious matters.   


The minister said the SLFP members must remain in the government to strengthen the hands of President Maithripala Sirisena and that any minister, state or deputy minister was free to stay back or go.   


“If the UNP wants the 16 SLFP ministers, state and deputy ministers to leave the government, we will discuss it with them and sort it out before the New Year, enabling the President to go ahead with the cabinet reshuffle,” the minister said.    He said no one in the government wants a split within the SLFP or between the UNP and the SLFP, because the unity government was determined to undertake a new journey, while identifying and finding solutions to any problem areas.   “The President wants to keep everyone together. No one wants to drive anyone out of the Cabinet and no one will stop anyone from leaving the Cabinet either,” the minister said.   

 

If the UNP wants the 16 SLFP ministers, state and deputy ministers to leave the government, we will discuss it with them and sort it out before the New Year, enabling the President to go ahead with the cabinet reshuffle


He said he was trying to find who got big money to vote against the no-confidence motion and where it was deposited or hidden.  

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Pic by Samantha Perera