All forces behind Jan.8 change support PM: Harsha

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Those involved in bringing about a change on January 8, 2015 are behind Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and the no-confidence motion will be defeated State Minister Harsha de Silva said today.

He said and there are other options available to deal with the motion in case it was passed.

The state minister told a media briefing that there were sufficient numbers to defeat the no-confidence motion.

“We have sufficient numbers to defeat it but there are multiple options to deal with a situation in case it is passed, especially when it comes to forming a new government,” he said.

The state minister dismissed claims made by some SLFPers that the Prime Minister has been asked to resign and said the UNP would opt for a complete re-organization and finalize reforms by April 9.

When asked whether the UNP leadership would change, the state minister said all party positions would change.

“We have all agreed on this and are standing up for the reorganization of the UNP and it will happen by Sunday,” he said adding that all UNP MPs and members of the working committee would work out the reforms. “They have been summoned for a meeting on Saturday and Sunday to discuss this matter,” the state minister said. (Yohan Perera)

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  • sri lankan Tuesday, 03 April 2018 08:15 PM

    No way, you (UNP and My3) have cheated the people in the name of Yahapalanaya on Jan 08.

    Oops Tuesday, 03 April 2018 08:21 PM

    Ah! I was a small force behind the January 8 change. It was all about corruption. Now I do not back Ranil who has transformed himself from Mr. Clean to Mr. Very Dirty.

    L C A Tuesday, 03 April 2018 08:26 PM

    Now I really feel of cutting my fingers off for voting UNP in the general election and the "yahapalana cheaters" on 8th Jan as well.

    das Tuesday, 03 April 2018 11:46 PM

    You will feel like cutting off your head if the JOkers come into power

    Saradiel Tuesday, 03 April 2018 10:13 PM

    Whatever it is, I do not want this motion to win. PM should win . However, he should leave politics asap after handing over the PM position and the party leadership to a suitable person/s. He can be an advisor or something like that in future.

    Sincere Tuesday, 03 April 2018 10:47 PM

    No Harsha. We did not see it for the last 3 years, other than deals, deals and deals. How come now?

    Gammay Tommiya Tuesday, 03 April 2018 11:52 PM

    May be the Colombo elite would but not our gammay goyyas.

    ECO Wednesday, 04 April 2018 09:14 AM

    Sir, the ECONOMIC growth has come to a standstill. Cost of living has gone up tremendously.

    Sunil Wednesday, 04 April 2018 09:34 AM

    May be the UNP will be able to defeat the no confidence motion by strength of their numbers, but, this will be going against the aspirations of the people as the UNP had done during the last three years.

    Gune Wednesday, 04 April 2018 10:52 AM

    I was apart of the Jan 8th change. You Harsha particularly have become a man of big talk and no action. The only reason that I will still support you guys is because I don't want MR, Gota (the murderers and plunderers) or JOkers to come into power.

    Mario Katugampola Thursday, 05 April 2018 10:47 AM

    Robbing murderers and plunderers all lies. No proof. everyone fooled. How can you rob USD 18 billion in a US$60 billion economy? everything would collapse. Does no one have any basic economic intelligance ? On the 10th of March 2016, Sagala Ratnayake UNP MInister of Law and Order admitted in parliament that no journalist had been abducted by white vans from January 26 2010 to January 8 2015. This was reported by the Daily Mirror on 11 March 2016. Check the web and see. Everyone has been lied to and thats why they put an end to an era of unprecendented development, as well as put an end to a future economic powerhouse in the Indian Ocean


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