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In case the UNP forms a national government with the SLMC so as to increase the number of Cabinet ministers to 45, then the President will have to seek the Attorney General’s opinion to consider what action to take next, the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) said today.

The SLPP said it was unethical to form a national government with the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) which has one elected MP in an effort to increase the number of Cabinet ministers to 45.

“If the UNP carries out this ploy, it will be the people who will go the courts against such a Cabinet. There is no point in having 45 ministers just for eight months,” MP Lakshman Yapa Abeywardane said.

He said only the two main political parties could form a national alliance but said even that was unnecessary at this moment.

“All these attempts are to please MPs who are joining the government and to retain them. We won’t allow the unethical increase of the number of ministers,” he said.

Meanwhile, he said it was not practical to hold the presidential election, the general election and the elections to the provincial councils on a single day.

“The next presidential election will not be held until the early 2020 and as such it was too late for the PC elections,” he said. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

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  • Dee Wednesday, 26 December 2018 06:26 PM

    There is no SLPP right? You guys are SLFP or UPFA right? Taking applications does not constitute joining a party isn't it? So don't give daft statement on behalf of a non existent party called SLPP.

    elmi Thursday, 27 December 2018 08:32 AM

    Look man, the issue that affects us is the increase in the cabinet and further burden on us. Forget names of political parties

    mohan Thursday, 27 December 2018 04:26 PM

    Fully agree with Elmi. What is important now is not party politics but saving this country

    Saeed Mohamed Wednesday, 26 December 2018 06:31 PM

    Senseless talks of SLPP members. He should resign and stay at home.

    namal Wednesday, 26 December 2018 06:31 PM

    Sri Lanka does not need any of these blood sucking Cabinet ministers. All government institutions can be run by officials in respective departments.

    Chux Wednesday, 26 December 2018 06:32 PM

    You have to look after your party now than bother yourself with unp activities

    Johan Wednesday, 26 December 2018 06:41 PM

    SLPP is not a recognised party in in Parliament. Can't understand how can speaker allow these Mps to occupy Opposition benches. Actually speaking the mps who joined SLPP must beSent out from Parliament

    Ragula Wednesday, 26 December 2018 06:48 PM

    What did MR do after October 26th?

    C.K.Lankaputhra Wednesday, 26 December 2018 07:01 PM

    Avalanch has started and it will bury you. You talk will not help.

    Good Wednesday, 26 December 2018 07:39 PM

    Good to know that President needs your advice. He cannot act on his own.

    Cabinet Wednesday, 26 December 2018 07:45 PM

    President need no consult the AG, he knows everything including his constitution and the TRUMPS in his hip pocket.

    Til Wednesday, 26 December 2018 08:03 PM

    Go to courts, get their verdict, those idiots who involved in writing constitution have made a real blunder

    Ghost Wednesday, 26 December 2018 08:07 PM

    Why are you whining Yapa, you can have 90 in the cabinet if and when you come, eh?

    Booroo Wednesday, 26 December 2018 08:09 PM

    The same AG who told him he can sack the PM and the parliament? He needs to be replaced first

    Citizen Wednesday, 26 December 2018 08:12 PM

    When SLPP is not represented in Parliament. How can they question about the cabinet.

    Seqi Wednesday, 26 December 2018 08:15 PM

    Why be loggerheads over the size of a cabinet....this cabinet is as thick as two planks

    Hubert Wednesday, 26 December 2018 08:46 PM

    he did before dissolving the parliament ?

    concern Wednesday, 26 December 2018 09:13 PM

    Our politicians waste so much time for their own gains and the whole country slowly and gradually going backwards.

    channa Wednesday, 26 December 2018 09:21 PM

    there are no power greedy politicians like you guys who took mimisterial posts in 2015 after getting defeated. government will manage with 30 cabinet ministers.

    Don Thursday, 27 December 2018 07:17 AM

    Useless to seek advice from AG as his legal knowledge was immensely seen on the verdict given by Supreme Court.

    Sunil Thursday, 27 December 2018 08:26 AM

    Let the President get that advise.Don't make a public spectacle of it trying to deceive the uneducated by continuing with your lies we have now heard for many many years .Give your advise to our dumb President and see if he could again derail the country for another 50 days and again and again until we get the chance to send all of you"Miriskuddas" home. Go back to school (this time make sure you go to the right school)and try to learn how to behave in parliament and out of it. We are sick of you behaving like hooligans in our parliament and getting paid for it to supporting your families at the expense of the public. We need decent people in our parliament, not criminals.

    kukula Thursday, 27 December 2018 10:01 AM

    MR Lukshman Yapa Abeywardena. Please tell me which party you represent> Is it SLPP or SLFP?

    anonymous Thursday, 27 December 2018 02:21 PM

    These People speak as if they took part in electing of the president. As a matter of fact they took part on defeating the president in the presidential election. These type of Jokers should be sent home.


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