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Nimal Siripala for Premier; signatures of MPs obtained

16 February 2018 09:12 am - 12     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A move to obtain sufficient signatures to prove that Transport Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva commands the majority support in Parliament and eligible to be appointed as the Prime Minister, has been commenced yesterday noon.

The UPFA proposed the setting up of a minority government with the support of the joint opposition, with Transport Minister de Silva being tipped as the Prime Minister, a senior party member stated.

There is a possibility that a letter confirming the majority support for Nimal Siripala de Silva to take over as PM would be handed over to the President today. (Ajantha Kumara Agalakada)

  Comments - 12

  • Scooby Doo Friday, 16 February 2018 11:20 AM

    If these signatures can decide the premier whats the use of our votes? Whats the use of parliament election? Mr. Ranil Wickremesingha please wake up!

    marmaduke Friday, 16 February 2018 11:30 AM

    He will be falling asleep like sleeping beauty !

    Lakshman De Silva Friday, 16 February 2018 12:37 PM

    An honourable man with the masses!

    BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 16 February 2018 01:12 PM

    Didn't know that the provincial elections were held to choose Prime Minister.

    kge Friday, 16 February 2018 02:10 PM

    In 2008 Presidential elections led to choosing a new Prime Minister

    lolla Friday, 16 February 2018 02:48 PM

    Didn't know that there was a Prez election in 2008

    Country Lover Friday, 16 February 2018 02:05 PM

    Exactly. The best thing to do is letting UNP to rule rest of the years. Taking the country now will be like starting to clean the garbage damp of meetotamulla.

    Nelum Fernando Friday, 16 February 2018 02:24 PM

    Doiya Babek as Prime Minister. Come on Sri Lanka.

    Fine Friday, 16 February 2018 02:27 PM

    He has narcolepsy. Hes fit to only sleep

    Mahee Friday, 16 February 2018 05:40 PM

    It says 'a country gets a government it deserves'. This is what we deserve! A fools' island deserves a fools' government!

    Dhatusena Friday, 16 February 2018 07:56 PM

    He may like to have have an attach bed room in PM`s office to have a nap after lunch

    Zoho mail customer service Saturday, 17 February 2018 05:30 PM

    In the ministry, signature plays the vital role in every task or process. Without getting signature of the ministers, nothing can be done in the country.

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