SLMC won’t leave govt.- Hakeem

8 May 2013 03:02 am - 33     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) leader Justice Minister Rauff Hakeem yesterday scotched speculation that his party would quit the government. However, he said that his party had some disagreements with the government. He said he was confident that the issues could be sorted out through negotiation.

Mr. Hakeem told Parliament yesterday that the party’s decision to call up a meeting, for the 8th, of its MPs, provincial council members and members of local bodies had given the rise to this speculation. He made these remarks during the debate on the no-confidence motion against Minister Dilan Perera.
“We categorically reject reports about the SLMC planning to defect from the government,” he said.

He said the question of leaving the government would not be discussed at today’s party meeting.

However the SLMC leader said his party did have some disagreements with the government over certain issues. (Yohan Perera and Kelum Bandara)

  Comments - 33

  • Lucy Wednesday, 08 May 2013 03:35 AM

    Of course he wont risk losing his ministerial portfolio

    Flora Wednesday, 08 May 2013 12:31 PM

    'Sri Lankan politican decides not to take his hand out of the till'. It's hardly a news story!!!

    Ranjith Wednesday, 08 May 2013 03:36 AM

    All politicos are like a bunch of bannanas. They all hang together. They are all yellow. Not a single one straight among them

    Ranjith Wednesday, 08 May 2013 03:40 AM

    If you stay you are clean and safe. But if you leave you are kaput

    krishna Wednesday, 08 May 2013 12:39 PM

    Whether you leave or not it is no any effect gives to the community or to the country.

    DEEN Wednesday, 08 May 2013 03:42 AM

    Even if you are kicked out you will not go.
    Perks, privileges etc.

    Ha Ha Ha Wednesday, 08 May 2013 03:44 AM

    MC was formed to protect rights of Muslims. Now muslims are protecting rights of Rauf Hakeem and the team. How can they leave the government . They will lose all thier privillages .Jayawewa

    Prof. Calculas Wednesday, 08 May 2013 03:45 AM

    Another Ranil and a leech.

    Cobra Wednesday, 08 May 2013 12:44 PM

    For eating too much watalappam!!!

    raj Wednesday, 08 May 2013 03:49 AM

    He would rather be in the government and black mail them to get what he wants.

    Fayad Wednesday, 08 May 2013 04:12 AM

    Your are IN or OUT community will not benefit

    sarathbanda Wednesday, 08 May 2013 10:15 AM

    ideal man to lead a blue chip company wasing his talent in politics

    An Angle Wednesday, 08 May 2013 04:14 AM

    Who cares?

    ravi Wednesday, 08 May 2013 04:15 AM

    he is 1st worry about his pocket no the people ...

    Al Wednesday, 08 May 2013 10:32 AM

    well said!!! couldn't agree more.......the people have gone bananas as well to keep on voting for these rogues!!!

    Buffaloa Citizen Wednesday, 08 May 2013 07:18 AM

    Only thing he will have is to sell Carnival ice cream.

    ANTON Wednesday, 08 May 2013 04:23 AM


    Buffaloa Citizen Wednesday, 08 May 2013 07:21 AM

    Are you proud or ashamed of this?

    Malli Wednesday, 08 May 2013 04:29 AM

    You need to hang on Hakeem since you have no way out to stay in politics

    raj2 Thursday, 09 May 2013 12:16 AM

    he might be concerned his safety if he resign.

    Nadi Karunaratne Wednesday, 08 May 2013 07:46 AM

    Greater love hath no man that he lays down his community to benefit himself. What wouldn't he do to stay in office?

    Buffaloa Citizen Wednesday, 08 May 2013 07:51 AM

    Good one Shakespeare.

    Kiwi Thursday, 09 May 2013 01:21 AM

    Leave the govt and face the wrath like the others!!!!

    Minister Wednesday, 08 May 2013 08:01 AM

    Not that he won't, but he CAN'T

    NPJ Wednesday, 08 May 2013 08:00 AM

    .... even if he leaves SLMC.

    xlntgson Wednesday, 08 May 2013 08:39 AM

    He is not outspoken!

    PRASANNAJIT Wednesday, 08 May 2013 03:13 AM

    He will never leave. Soon as he leaves he will be in custody of CID.

    Dannodanithi Wednesday, 08 May 2013 03:14 AM

    He will never leave the perks.

    onger Wednesday, 08 May 2013 03:24 AM

    Yes we are not fools to lose all the perks, just because you voted for us.

    PATRICK Wednesday, 08 May 2013 03:28 AM

    The SLMC will never leave the Govt - they are in it for the perks of office.

    asanka Wednesday, 08 May 2013 03:29 AM

    Where is your personal files sir ?

    mohamed asfar Wednesday, 08 May 2013 03:30 AM

    what are the issues ?

    Just Another Citizen Wednesday, 08 May 2013 03:34 AM

    Yes why should you leave the Government that's in power? If there is a power switch then we know you would.

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