MR not for destabilizing PCs: Isura

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Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa does not want to destabilize the Provincial Councils (PCs) administered by the United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA), Western Province Chief Minister Isura Devapriya said today.

He said it was those in the lower rungs of the joint opposition that were seeking to cause trouble not Mr. Rajapaksa or representatives at the higher levels of the party.

“We understand the pulse of the former president. He is always with the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), the main constituent partner of the UPFA,” he told Daily Mirror.

Commenting on the current state of affairs of the North Central Provincial Council (NCPC), the Chief Minister said any councillor could act independently but they cannot change the Chief Minister.

It was reported that a group consisting of 18 UPFA councillors of the NCPC would act independently in protest over the SLFP decision to replace the Council’s health minister.

According to the Provincial Council Act, only the UPFA General Secretary has the authority to change the Chief Minister, the WP Chief Minister said. “Just because a group of councillors decide to act independently, they cannot change the CM. The law prevails above all. It’s the party general secretary who names the group leader and the CM,” he said.

Chief Minister Devapriya said an independent group could change the administration by defeating the budget but added that there is no budget impending for the NCPC. “The term of the council will expire in 4 months anyway,” he said.(Lahiru Pothmulla)

  Comments - 8

  • Kumara Dharmarathne Saturday, 13 May 2017 07:21 PM

    Mr.CM,people of this country really understand what you are up to. It's crystal clear that you are playing a double game by saying MR not for destruction and others who are around him trying to ruin the SLFP. If that is the case, MR could have clearly told the other guys not to do anything or talk against SLFP. While MR trying to fish out of trouble waters, you are going to KADE for MR. For anything there is a limit and one of these days you will be asked to decide if you are with MR or MS. Please be cautious.

    ceylon Saturday, 13 May 2017 07:24 PM

    he destabilised the country withheavy debts with high interests.stolen half with again trying. via DM Android App

    Ruwan Fernando Sunday, 14 May 2017 05:04 AM

    liar via DM iOS App

    ACTOR. Sunday, 14 May 2017 06:08 PM


    Shelly. Saturday, 13 May 2017 06:12 PM

    Issuru taking his present Party Leader for a ride. He has always been a MRs man having enjoyed benefits. via DM Android App

    Dayan Saturday, 13 May 2017 06:21 PM

    Looks like MR's spoke person. Or else fearing to get ousted.

    TELL THE MARINES Saturday, 13 May 2017 06:58 PM

    " lower rungs of the joint opposition that were seeking to cause trouble not Mr. Rajapaksa or representatives at the higher levels of the party. " - tell the marines

    Banda Saturday, 13 May 2017 07:05 PM

    This guy seemed to be scared now. Lol via DM Android App

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