While confirming that an internal inquiry was underway regarding the conduct of government MPs who refrained from voting for the impeachment motion, Cabinet spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella said it was “entirely an internal party matter”.
“The matter was directed by certain members to the Secretary General of the party and it has been dealt with internally. It’s entirely an internal matter of the party” he said.
Speaking to Daily Mirror on media reports that he had also been subject to the inquiry, SLFP national list MP, Prof. Rajeeva Wijesinghe said he had only heard of such through the media.
“It is only through the media that is opposed to the SLFP that I have seen such stories. I haven’t seen any news regarding this on pro-government media. If news of this nature is to be “leaked” I assume it should have been to the pro-government media” he said.
Prof. Wijesinghe however, told the media that the SLFP could not take disciplinary action against him since he was only a partner of the SLFP and not a member of the party.(Hafeel Farisz)