UNP can form new Govt. if need arises: Wijepala

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The United National Party (UNP) will not hesitate to form a new government by showing a majority in Parliament if the present regime continues its political victimisation, MP Wijepala Hettiarachchi said yesterday.

He said his party could show a majority in Parliament if and when it was necessary and have a new Prime Minister and a Cabinet appointed.

The MP condemned the dismissal of more than 1,000 employees from State institutions and the recent arrest of MP Patali Champika Ranawaka.

“There is the likelihood of the government proroguing Parliament on January 3, 2020, after the President makes the policy statement,” he said and added that it was only through Parliament that the tax concessions proposed by the government could be given legal validity.

The MP said the previous government did not prorogue Parliament after January 8, 2019, even though it did not enjoy a majority but moved to increase the salaries of public servants and repeal the 18 Amendment to the Constitution and introduce the 19th Amendment. (Yohan Perera)

 

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  • Asoka Perera Wednesday, 25 December 2019 02:51 AM

    When the heat is on, now trying to threaten the new government. Funny the traitors are waking up!!!

    Gimhana Wednesday, 25 December 2019 06:32 AM

    What's wrong with dismissing 3,000 public employees. Those bloated public service costs public money and those people don't do anything.

    ANTON Wednesday, 25 December 2019 06:56 AM

    IF YOU ALL COULD DO IT IT'S A GREAT THING. ONLY A MONTH BUT HATE THIS MR TEAM OF JOKERS.

    Shani Wednesday, 25 December 2019 07:13 AM

    7 people rejected you. Lajja nathuwa still trying to stay in power.

    Shani Wednesday, 25 December 2019 07:46 AM

    *7 million people

    Bhatiya Siriwardena Wednesday, 25 December 2019 08:04 AM

    Valid point. This government is already showing signs of falling. Ratings down. 100,000 labour jobs without any income generation. But let them go. Concentrate on the general election

    TONY Wednesday, 25 December 2019 08:39 AM

    GOOD TO SEND THIS REGIME HOME. MR ALWAYS TOLD THAT THEY WILL SEND UNP GOVT HOME. SO LETS SHOW MR WHAT THE UNP CAN DO

    ram Wednesday, 25 December 2019 09:50 PM

    MS is the biggest betrayer of year 2019. MS is the most dishonest person among Sri Lankan politicians

    Ups Thursday, 26 December 2019 06:51 AM

    Wish you be able to retain your seat in forthcoming election,as a man of Akmeemana,I feel you will loose very badly


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