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President assures UNP MPs govt. will serve full term

31 December 2016 02:05 pm - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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President Maithripala Sirisena has reportedly assured a group of UNP back bench MPs yesterday that he would see to it that the present government will continue to serve its full term despite differences between the two allies.

A UNP MP who did not wish to be named said the President made this assurance when the back benchers of his party met him at the Presidential Secretariat last evening.

“The President said whatever issues between the two government allies could be resolved through dialogue,” the MP said.

Referring to the resignation of State Minister of Local Government and Provincial Councils Piyankara Jayaratne, the President had told the UNP MPs that such issues would be resolved in due course.

The meeting between the President and the UNP back bench MPs took place just one day after some of MPs charged that a handful of ministers and the joint opposition were trying to sabotage the development programmes of the government. (Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 7

  • Sarath Saturday, 31 December 2016 02:29 PM

    Very good your excellency! Despite the shortcomings in this govt also, we appreciate the progress the country is making. Please continue marching forward as we do not want to go back to the terror and corrupt MR style regime!

    TJ Saturday, 31 December 2016 06:51 PM

    Hope there won't be another hopper party

    Lima Saturday, 31 December 2016 09:43 PM

    VERY GOOD DECISION PRES MS , WE DO NOT WANT ROBBER / MURDER / CORRUPT REGIME OF YESTERYEAR ANYMORE . WE DO NOT WANT THOSE MEMBERS WHO ROBBED / MURDERED DURING THE 2005 TO 2014 DEC. NO WAY . NO MORE . NEXT ELECTION WE DO NOT WANT TO SEE THOSE GUYS IN PARLIAMENT AT ANY COST

    Lima Saturday, 31 December 2016 09:43 PM

    NO MORE ALIBABA AND THIEVES , NEXT ELECTION SRI LANKA PARLIAMENT SHOULD BE WITHOUT ALIBABA AND THE THIEVES OF YESTERYEAR

    Max Saturday, 31 December 2016 10:32 PM

    Aiyo sarath

    Eds Sunday, 01 January 2017 10:59 AM

    Progress? What progress?

    Buwa Sunday, 01 January 2017 11:36 AM

    Progress of selling our national assets and crony capitalism he meant


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