Soon after defeating the no-confidence motion against him in Parliament, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told the media that the current National government will continue with the members who remain in it.
“We lost some of our members but we will continue to govern with those who remain with us,” he said.
The Prime Minister said he will meet President Maithripala Sirisena on Friday.
Additionally, he said the reorganisation of the UNP and the task of fulfilling the pledges of January 2015 will begin soon. (Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana)
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Lankaboy Thursday, 05 April 2018 12:26 AM
Just TALK only..No action.
Mohamed Thursday, 05 April 2018 01:23 AM
Mr. Prime Minister.. I congratulate you again and continueYour good work. Get rid of Dayasiri jayasekaraASAP.
johan Thursday, 05 April 2018 11:05 AM
All SLFP ministers who supported the motion are shamelessthey must quit the Government and go to the opposition
Ranjith Wednesday, 11 April 2018 09:50 AM
Only reason Ranil is surviving is due to unity government. with only 50 JO members the government is buckling under pressure.
Hautaum Thursday, 05 April 2018 02:12 AM
Democratize is not between good and bad evil, it is lesser or more evil. So keep it in your mind whom you are
Sofia Thursday, 05 April 2018 02:45 AM
Good now do something proper and quick. This was a wake up call and to expose the power hungry which iincludes the ONE you helped to get there..
Fedi Thursday, 05 April 2018 04:10 AM
Only good thing came out of NCM is that few of the "depath Nai " will be out from the government and we will have a new sport minister.
ali Thursday, 05 April 2018 04:25 AM
"fulfilling the pledges of January 2015 will begin soon". Don't remember you said the pledges will kick off "If you win the 2018's NCM"
C.K.Lankaputhra Thursday, 05 April 2018 05:19 AM
Catch thieves. At least reduce corruption. We will continue to be with u Sir.we know that u are not a rouge.
sathees Thursday, 05 April 2018 06:01 AM
But, you agree Mahendran rocked your boat! Where is he now?
ANTON Thursday, 05 April 2018 06:17 AM
NOT WITH PEOPLE WHO VOTED AGAINST YOU IN NCF.
TD Thursday, 05 April 2018 06:44 AM
congratulations !Great leaders do not set out to be a leader. They set out to make difference, it is never about the role - always about the GOAL.
Arnold Thursday, 05 April 2018 06:46 AM
This is a good thing. Now throw out the trouble makers from the government and catch the billion rupee thieves.
Unchikun Thursday, 05 April 2018 09:47 AM
Yes, Horth samaga Horu.
Sunil Thursday, 05 April 2018 09:48 AM
The no confidence motion was defeated by virtue of numbers and not on facts. The unity government will continue as long as possible and destroy the nation ever further. However, any forthcoming election will be disastrous for the UNP and the SLFP.
Prof. H.E. Kulatunge Thursday, 05 April 2018 09:50 AM
OK Sir, but you must insist Hon. Prez to remove all the Ministerial portfolios of all corrupted politicians who voted for the NCM from SLFP.
Dr. A.C.B. Jayaweera Thursday, 05 April 2018 09:52 AM
Very good PM, but from today you work out plans to catch all the rotten thieves (MR's family members and JO rubbish rowdies). Please don't make any deals with Mahinda.
Lion T. P. Weerasuriya Thursday, 05 April 2018 09:58 AM
Sir,now its your turn to bring all the JO and SLFP thugs in front of justice, who voted in favour of the NFM.
Hendry Samuel Thursday, 05 April 2018 11:27 AM
Within 2-3 months, pls. trap Mahinda's and Joint Opposition thugs.
Rasheed Thursday, 05 April 2018 10:11 AM
Form the Government with UNP alone, you don't have to ask permission from the president when you choose the Minister.Example SF for Law
Sincere Thursday, 05 April 2018 10:16 AM
With rogues if all colours? How come?
Chari Thursday, 05 April 2018 10:31 AM
Do not bring the New Constitution.
vasaliya Thursday, 05 April 2018 11:11 AM
Does anyone seriously think this man will change? Though he thinks he is smart, he is one of the biggest donkies to walk on this planet. No thieves will be caught and the ones who voted against him will also remain as ministers....come next time they will say "we should have kicked them out". UNP - the party that never learns...
Dream Thursday, 05 April 2018 12:10 PM
Please do NOT Day Dream that you would win in the next election.
sach Thursday, 05 April 2018 12:26 PM
UNPers think only about the party not the country. Comments here confirm it
Dudley Wijenayake Thursday, 05 April 2018 12:36 PM
Damn Good for those pohottu morons!
Democrazy Thursday, 05 April 2018 01:54 PM
Yes there are at least two left in the SLFP. Duminda Dissanayake and Mahinda Amaraweera.
Sincere Thursday, 05 April 2018 04:46 PM
Pls change the worn out and flat tires. With those you cannot on on that journey.
Chandra Friday, 06 April 2018 09:57 PM
Sanity has prevailed
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