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Eighteen United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) councillors in the North-Central Provincial Council (NCPC) deciding to work independently will not make any impact on the functioning of the council, UPFA General Secretary and Minister, Mahinda Amaraweera said today.

He said problems would arise only if these members joined the United National Party (UNP), because it the main opposition in the council. The UPFA has 21 members in the NCPC.

When asked about the NCPC’s Health Minister's removal on Wednesday and the resignation of the Trade Minister, Minister Amaraweera said these members had been promoting another party instead of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) of which they were members.

“These members had not worked for the betterment of the SLFP. The replacement of the Health Minister is not an act of revenge. They have violated the SLFP Constitution by promoting another party in the recent past,” he told Daily Mirror.

In the wake of the removal of the NCPC Health Minister on Wednesday, its Trade Minister S.M. Ranjith also resigned.

Mr. Ranjith had earlier that some 19 UPFA councillors were opposed to the current policies of the SLFP and as such had decided to function as an independent group. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

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  • Sumal Friday, 12 May 2017 11:34 AM

    Nothing to do with grassroot level support. The provincial counselors came in during MR's time and still have their allegiance towards him.

    Ranjan Friday, 12 May 2017 11:57 AM

    These people are staying in the Govt. not becuse of the love for the people. It is to maintain their status

    Tango Tim Friday, 12 May 2017 12:24 PM

    How many of these 19 have passed the minimal GCE O/L exam. ??

    soothseya Thursday, 11 May 2017 11:53 PM

    I see this move as an early sign of the toppling of the govt that MR bragged about

    Ravi Thursday, 11 May 2017 11:55 PM

    Wonder which party is going to grab these sitting ducks

    Calistus Thursday, 11 May 2017 11:56 PM

    Is this the beginning of the end?

    kadupol jothywansa Thursday, 11 May 2017 11:59 PM

    Those who entered into a marriage of convenience with the UNP were the first people to violate the SLFP constitution

    Banda Friday, 12 May 2017 06:44 AM

    Shows how unpopular MS is at grass root levels of SLFP via DM Android App


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