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Eighteen UPFA members in North-Central Provincial Council (NCPC) are reported to have tilted towards the joint opposition.

A political crisis erupted in the council after K.H. Nandasena was removed from his ministerial portfolio and the subsequent resignation of Minister S.M. Ranjith from his portfolio in protest. The JO led by Mahinda Rajapaksa has the backing of 18 members while those loyal to President Maitripala Sirisena, the United National Party (UNP) and the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) total 15.

SLPP chairman G.L. Peiris said the situation was somewhat similar to what prevailed in the Southern Provincial Council in 1994. He said it was a game changer at the time. (Kelum Bandara)

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  • JAN Thursday, 11 May 2017 07:49 PM

    Now anybody can protest freely VIA Electronic Media before No Body has backbone to criticize leadership please Remember that via DM Android App

    Kadiya Thursday, 11 May 2017 09:02 PM

    JO: Joint Opportunists!!!

    AjithZ Thursday, 11 May 2017 09:11 PM

    It appears that the splitting of SLFP is inevitable unless some of these big time crooks in JO are exposed fast. Country needs a strong SLFP to balance the power game.

    TopCat Thursday, 11 May 2017 09:20 PM

    The Jolly Opportunist club.

    Justica USA... Thursday, 11 May 2017 10:06 PM

    Nandasena and Ranjit were removed coz they went to the JO may day rally UF so MR must be REMOVED from the SLFP as well....he is undermining n sabotaging everything what MS does... sack him...let him create history in SL by being the 1st EX president to be sacked from the party he contested... via DM Android App

    Hubert Thursday, 11 May 2017 11:13 PM

    They were there before Jan 8th

    TONY Friday, 12 May 2017 06:54 PM

    JO IS A VERY RICH AND A JOLLY PARTY

    Yeti Friday, 12 May 2017 06:30 AM

    Yes, but they want to be there even after 2020 or so they hope!


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