I told media, UPFA will quit unity Govt.- Thilanga

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Deputy Speaker Tilanga Sumathipala today confirmed that he had told the media the UPFA had decided to quit the government and sought the President's permission to do so.

He told Parliament that the UPFA sought the President's permission to leave the government, but the latter said he had to seek the opinion of the Attorney General before granting permission for such a move. "This was the stand as of Sunday night," Mr Sumathipala said.

He said the AG has advised the President to refer the matter to the Supreme Court. Mr. Sumathipala said the President had informed the UPFA /SLFP should remain with the government till the SC gives an opinion on the matter.

Mr. Sumathipala said the SLFP and the UPFA had decided to back President Maithripala Sirisena and to support him. (Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardena)

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  • Jagath Leanage Monday, 19 February 2018 09:30 PM

    These politicians paste plasters . Country in a mess and ECONOMY falling down drastically . Pathetic politicians .

    Janaya Monday, 19 February 2018 10:18 PM

    Why is this guy talking? Do we want his views!!!?

    Sam Monday, 19 February 2018 09:50 PM

    We don't care any more. Boring.

    Graham Monday, 19 February 2018 10:30 PM

    Gamblers should be in charge of casinos and race by race not the speaker’s seat in parliament...can imagine how low we stooped ...pathetic

    Nirvada Tuesday, 20 February 2018 08:30 AM

    When we stooped low was when we decided to let Mahinda Rajapakse and his henchmen behave like they owned Sri Lanka!

    ,mnsmart Tuesday, 20 February 2018 09:53 AM

    so who elects them?

    Ana Monday, 19 February 2018 10:35 PM

    That 4ft no inch midget should not be given a chance for opinion

    Neil Tuesday, 20 February 2018 08:35 AM

    Is this guy the spokesperson for UPFA?. Every beggar on the road is calling press conferences. What a country.

    Lanka Shantha Tuesday, 20 February 2018 09:15 AM

    You a tail had done the head's job.It is not acceptable.Man join your Boss soon.Don't waste your time here, before they throw you out.

    Rasheed Tuesday, 20 February 2018 11:02 AM

    How many spokesperson do they have? MR had already deposited huge amount to his account.

    Vipula Anurada Ratnaweera Tuesday, 20 February 2018 01:27 PM

    This is another mad fellow, who is running with poor man's money!


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