Sat, 04 Dec 2021 Today's Paper

Alternative PM; We have already proved it: UNP

26 November 2018 09:05 am - 13     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Responding to the statement that have been made by President Maithripala Sirisena that he is willing to appoint an alternative Prime Minister if a member of Parliament proves he has a majority, the UNP yesterday said it cannot think of a new way to show a majority as they have already proved it.

This sentiment was expressed by UNP MP Ajith P Perera at a media briefing last afternoon.

“We have shown that we have a majority by approving two no-confidence motions against the new government while we did proved that present Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksha does not have a majority by approving the committee of selection appointed by the Speaker. One hundred and twenty one members voted for it,” Mr. Perera said.

Asked whether UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe has a majority in the House, he said Mr Wickremesinghe does have a majority in the House. “Few who had become ministers in the new government will also come out and support Mr Wickremesinghe at the right time,” he said.

Asked why UNP has not submitted affidavits and prove that Mr. Wickremesinghe has a majority, Mr. Perera said they are willing to do it immediately if President gives an opportunity to do it after meeting him.(Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 13

  • Ryan Monday, 26 November 2018 09:12 AM

    Your are one of the reasons for my3 to change the PM, as you were backing, aiding abetting and benefiting from bond scammers, you have no say in this matter

    vasaliya Monday, 26 November 2018 09:36 AM

    A comment from a MR stooge such as you is not valid.

    dias Monday, 26 November 2018 09:22 AM

    Having a majority in the parliament and running the economy are two things. I think you have failed the latter badly.

    das Monday, 26 November 2018 12:06 PM

    If you think MR can run the economy you must be delusional

    Saradiel Monday, 26 November 2018 09:24 AM

    As for president, I have just one thing to say. "Vadurata dali pihiya dunna vagei" is bad. I suggest a new one for a worse situation. Lets introduce"grama niladariyata janadipathikama dunna vagei". Hope this can be introduced to our Sinhala books. Am saying this after voting him to power in 2015.

    Unchikun Monday, 26 November 2018 11:58 AM

    May I suggest more simple saying "Gamayata Ottunna Dunna Wage".

    mark Monday, 26 November 2018 09:32 AM

    Why don't UNP make an attempt to nominate other than RW for the post of PM

    KJ Monday, 26 November 2018 11:10 AM

    Exactly.. i don't understand why the parties so stubborn with their stand...

    lakmal Monday, 26 November 2018 05:35 PM

    That is because UNP does not have a solution to the current economic crisis.

    Wise Donkey Monday, 26 November 2018 09:56 AM

    All those could not find the difference between 83 and 122 must be sent to kindergarten to start learning arithmetic........including the PM and the President!

    Ravi Wikramasinghe Monday, 26 November 2018 10:06 AM

    President shall appoint someone from JVP as PM. NCM presented by JVP has received the majority support.

    Moiez Monday, 26 November 2018 02:33 PM

    Appoint Sajith Premadasa as PM candidate, problem solved, we don't want RW as PM again its enough. People are fed up of him and his policies.

    Reader Tuesday, 27 November 2018 09:42 AM

    UNP leader does not practice democracy within party administration and management. And this the root cause for UNP failure at grass root level.

Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment

A Sri Lankan giving dignified burials to unclaimed bodies for five decades

After their death, most people are memorialized at a service, surrounded by g

Focus on Laggala Gem mining big shots bigger than the law

The truth is now being uncovered regarding an illegal mining racket in state

How and why the TNA was formed twenty years ago

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) is now twenty years of age. The premier pol

India lays emphasis on culture diplomacy with Sri Lanka

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi wanted to inaugurate the Kushinagar Inter