SLPP challenges PM

Published : 12:00 am  December 25, 2018 | No comments so far |  | 


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By Lahiru Pothmulla  

The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) yesterday challenged Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to bring in a motion in parliament to dissolve it. 

Addressing a news briefing, MP Rohitha Abeygunawardana said they were ready to support the United National Party (UNP) if it submits a motion to dissolve parliament.  

“We also invite the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP), which is a branch of the UNP, to accept this challenge. Unlike the previous Opposition comprised of the JVP and the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), we won’t allow the UNP to misbehave. We will criticize their wrong moves. What we have today is a genuine Opposition which won’t dance to the tune of the UNP,” he said.   

Meanwhile, he said the government had lost its two thirds majority in parliament as only 102 MPs supported the Vote on Account last Friday.  

“The government is like a dilapidated vehicle which will cease to function in a few months,” he said.