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We will hang on: Dilan

5 April 2018 07:16 pm - 27     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Not a single SLFP minister who voted in support of the No Faith Motion on Wednesday was ready to leave the ‘Yahapalana Government’ as they were appointed by President Mithripala Sirisena and not by any one else, Highways State Minister Dilan Perera said.

He added that the aftermath of the No Faith Motion has brought the country into a risky position as the motion was beaten with the help of the TNA and the SLMC by giving them various promises and assets.

Addressing the media at the SLFP head office today, Minister Perera said all SLFP members of the government including those who voted for and against the No Confidence Motion were united and on the same wavelength and determined to work against the UNP policies.

“Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne has said that all SLFPers would be ousted from the portfolios when the new cabinet is appointed. But it is the responsibility of the President Sirisena. Therefore, we remain in our posts until President ask us to leave,” he stressed.

Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara said all 16 members of the SLFP who supported the NFM would sit in the opposition in Parliament and added all 41 SLFP members were supportive of the NFM.

“Abstaining in Parliament at the time of vote taking does not mean that they opposed the motion. They did not support it either and that means they are with us,” Minister Jayasekara stressed.

Minister Jayasekara emphasized that the NFM was not against President Sirisena and it was against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and the opposition for him as Prime minister by will remain as long as this Parliament expires.

Minister Chandima Weerakkody also addressed the news briefing. (Sandun A Jayasekera)

  Comments - 27

  • Sathees Thursday, 05 April 2018 07:24 PM

    Damage control and trying to save your minister posts.

    GREEDY GUY. Thursday, 05 April 2018 07:21 PM

    PORTFOLIO GREEDY POLITICIAN WHO DOESNT KNOW THE REAL MEANING OF SHAME. via DM Android App

    TMALLAWA Friday, 06 April 2018 01:30 PM

    This guy should hang himself not with dirachcha lanu but with quality kamba instead of hanging on.

    Nuwan Thursday, 05 April 2018 07:33 PM

    Shame on you Dilan Perera

    Dinesh Thursday, 05 April 2018 07:33 PM

    Shameless!!

    Shan Thursday, 05 April 2018 07:33 PM

    President should tell them to do according to their conscience, if they have one.

    Dee Thursday, 05 April 2018 07:39 PM

    Ok. We will send you some pohottu. Fix it. Hope the 'motions' will stop.

    Sunil Thursday, 05 April 2018 07:44 PM

    Dilhan it is better you stay at home and look after your private property and investments. Your opinions gave no logic and not intelligent. Just silly talk without logic and substance.

    Gamaya Thursday, 05 April 2018 08:47 PM

    Private property ? Ha ha what has he got? These are political mercenaries.

    Duminda Thursday, 05 April 2018 07:46 PM

    This guy is a real liar

    Dhammika Thursday, 05 April 2018 08:15 PM

    We all know he is a LIAR but he thinks he is a LION.

    Nalin Thursday, 05 April 2018 07:46 PM

    Good. Don't resign

    Jiffry Thursday, 05 April 2018 07:48 PM

    Shameless people This shows that they wanted to distrust good governance If you all don’t like UNP why the hell hanging on to position This shows your greediness

    ANTON Thursday, 05 April 2018 07:49 PM

    OK NO PROBLEM...... BUT YOU WILL BE TREATED AS PAMBAYAS IN THE PARLIAMENT...... JUST SIT AND GO

    TONY Thursday, 05 April 2018 08:24 PM

    THE POOR CANNOT AFFORD TO PAY FOR PAMBAYAS. HOPE MS WILL DO THE CORRECT THING AND SHOW THEM THE EXIT

    simon Friday, 06 April 2018 01:34 PM

    Agree we don't need garbage on board.

    Janathawa Thursday, 05 April 2018 08:01 PM

    Aren't you ashamed to be under the PM in whom you have no faith!! These are the people we maintain at out expense!!!

    sigiriya Thursday, 05 April 2018 08:03 PM

    This paper reported a few days a go that you had said that the Prime Minister should resign before the No Confidence Motion is debated. Now that the No Confidence Motion has been debated and defeated you say "We will hang on"Tables have turned, no?

    Dr. Siri Thursday, 05 April 2018 08:09 PM

    Trying to hoodwink the masses again. Waiting to get a pension

    Dr. Siri Thursday, 05 April 2018 08:11 PM

    Waiting for the confirmation of the Pension

    Dhammika Thursday, 05 April 2018 08:16 PM

    HANG ON for what ? . Shameless .

    Sincere Thursday, 05 April 2018 08:18 PM

    Year, sure. What else can you do now? Where else to go? Now like a deflated balloon right?

    Wise Donkey Thursday, 05 April 2018 08:55 PM

    Are you still talking? Keep dreaming! Shameless man.

    Ravi Friday, 06 April 2018 11:57 AM

    No need to hang on get lost.

    lalith de Alwis Friday, 06 April 2018 01:25 PM

    Dilan , you hang yourself.

    EF Friday, 06 April 2018 04:06 PM

    of course you'll hang on, you are a leech

    Manu Friday, 06 April 2018 08:08 PM

    Don't cry baby. If you have the courage leave. Don't be greedy.


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