State Minister Dilan Perera said the United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) had informed President Maithripala Sirisena that they refused to remain in a government led by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.
Speaking to Daily Mirror, the State Minister said people’s mandate had been given against Premier Wickremesinghe’s administration.
He also said discussions were ongoing regarding future political situation. (Lahiru Pothmulla)
Dileepa Tuesday, 13 February 2018 19:42
On the same scale one could also say the people's mandate is overwhelmingly for Mahinda Rajapakse.
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Arnold Tuesday, 13 February 2018 21:04
This is silly. This election was not about giving mandate for PM or president. People gave the mandate to handle the garbage, drains, etc.
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Sambo Tuesday, 13 February 2018 19:54
All the politicians are winners in this country and the people have become the losers. We don't want any more talk from you guys just go away. Dissolve this government and hold a general election if any of you are that confident.
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Vernon Wednesday, 14 February 2018 12:25
What is the use after spending a colossal sum for another election, a mixture of some set of rogues will come back. We the public have no way out.
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Sarath Tuesday, 13 February 2018 20:20
Dilan, the people rejected MS more than they rejected RW. So why not you ask MS to step down and handover to RW for the rest of the term? That seems more logical than your argument!
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Lakminiha Tuesday, 13 February 2018 20:21
Indeed they (UPFA members) have proved that they had a landslide victory on 10th February in their constituencies. So they can form their own government.
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Mudson Silva Tuesday, 13 February 2018 20:22
This fellow should have been in prison by now.
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Kasun Tuesday, 13 February 2018 20:23
Constant power struggle between UNP and MS's SLFP branch makes no favors to the country.
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sp Tuesday, 13 February 2018 20:37
whats eating ah..he too came on national list no peoples mandate at all ?
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Ravin Tuesday, 13 February 2018 20:44
Yes they gave you only 10% so u also need to go out. They gave against you too.
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HS Tuesday, 13 February 2018 21:21
Or you all gonna be chased away from government or on the same note you all wanna leave president also on the SLFP results. sorry honnde. we now understand politics jokes.
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Jaya Tuesday, 13 February 2018 21:24
Have you met them in Nallathanni? Ha ha ha.....
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Hiran Shanaka Wednesday, 14 February 2018 11:57
This guy is one of the biggest mistakes made by MS. Ranil and many UNPs flatly rejected him but MS insisted to take him aboard after listening to instructions given by SB, another loser in last general elections.
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alex Wednesday, 14 February 2018 12:34
if you are not willing to be part of this govt. please step down instead of making press statements
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Seivyn Wednesday, 14 February 2018 14:51
Susil premajayantha boasted about his party coming into power underestimating UNP through his concocted assessment. Now he stands rejected for the second time. Fool.
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Don Wednesday, 14 February 2018 17:00
Dilan who lost many elections is trying to open his B' mouth always like a croc. He could meet his clan and be with them at Madamulana, no need to climb Nallathanniya.
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