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President Maithripala Sirisena has reportedly asked the SLFP Ministers and Deputy Ministers who voted for the no-confidence motion not to quit the government.

Social Empowerment and Welfare Minister S.B. Dissanayake told the Daily Mirror that the President asked all of them to remain in the government. Those government members who voted for the motion met the President yesterday morning.

Labour and Trade Union Relations Minister John Seneviratne said he, along with others, met the President and expressed their desire to relinquish their ministerial portfolios. He said he and his colleagues voted for the motion in keeping with a decision taken by the party as a whole.

However, the Minister did not want any of them to leave the government at this hour.

“We will discuss the President’s request and take a decision accordingly,” he said.

During the vote, 16 SLFP Ministers, Deputy Ministers and State Ministers voted for the motion along with the Join Opposition which moved the motion. (Kelum Bandara)

  Comments - 40

  • Gamaya Friday, 06 April 2018 09:34 AM

    You are truly a pathetic form of life. Watch it the President may ask you to jump in to a well. How nice that would be!

    Fai Friday, 06 April 2018 09:49 AM

    Shameless Power greedy fellows.. They will say and do anything to stay in power ....

    pxx Friday, 06 April 2018 09:52 AM

    You are a shame.Get ready to go back Walikada soon.

    PC Friday, 06 April 2018 09:54 AM

    The NCM against these rogues will settle it!

    Colomboman Friday, 06 April 2018 10:22 AM

    Where is your SELF RESPECT. The country knows that you are a thick-skin.Colombo Man

    Dr. A.c.B. Jayaweera Friday, 06 April 2018 10:27 AM

    Yes Mr. Prez knows you are working very hard and a devoted servant of mother lanka and for you to stay back. Go and tell this to a man who wears ear studs. Stupid.

    L.P. Mendis Friday, 06 April 2018 10:28 AM

    Mr. SB, did Prez said to you guy or you yourself saying so?

    Dennis Reeves Friday, 06 April 2018 10:30 AM

    In your political career what have you done Sir? Why are you being a weight for our country. Quit and get out soon.

    MORRIS Friday, 06 April 2018 01:20 PM


    J.V. Peter Singho Friday, 06 April 2018 10:31 AM

    Won't you feel shame, after all losing your seat and being a Minister?

    SL man Friday, 06 April 2018 10:32 AM

    Shameless politicians, if the vote against to the government then they should have left as soon as they lost. Don't know what is the deal between the president and these thieves

    vasaliya Friday, 06 April 2018 10:33 AM

    The best part is "we will discuss the presidents request"....hahahaha...whom are they trying to fool.....shameless swines.

    fareed Friday, 06 April 2018 10:43 AM

    Well, the president was just joking, now anyway you have to leave or rot.

    VJ Friday, 06 April 2018 10:55 AM

    It is like raining on a buffalo.

    Ishan Friday, 06 April 2018 11:02 AM

    President has no control of these rouges shame, greedy fellows

    Refaideen Friday, 06 April 2018 11:09 AM


    Silva Mervyn Friday, 06 April 2018 11:13 AM

    SB, didn't you watch the speech by Minister Ajith Perera during the NCM? He named you as one of the main culprits for this government failure. Now let PM work for the rest of the period with his team and you "chit" MPs must leave them since you don't have confident in them isn't it?Don't waste public money anymore pls..... go away....

    Yahapala Friday, 06 April 2018 11:20 AM

    RW sack this maniack person asap.

    Lord Wolfstein Friday, 06 April 2018 12:47 PM

    How can a government work smoothly when there are traitors in it. Fire these henchmen of MR immediately.

    simon Friday, 06 April 2018 01:25 PM

    Dear Minister, please see the above comments made by citizens of this country. Everyone suggests that you step down for the good of the country. You can't be a part of the government once you have brought a NCM and voted in favor of it. Doesn't seems right. It is better to go out like a gentleman rather than been shown the door.

    Sincere Friday, 06 April 2018 01:25 PM

    President knows who well who and have got stranded and need an ambalama!

    Kumar Friday, 06 April 2018 01:32 PM

    Utter shame on you guys! Bow out gracefully!

    Ganesh Friday, 06 April 2018 01:39 PM

    Now everything is clear who is the snake under grass .Although Mahinda initiated , the motion was backed by Srisena to kick the ladder which helped him to be at the helm

    Samitha Friday, 06 April 2018 01:52 PM

    P.H.D - Permanent Head Damage .

    I A Friday, 06 April 2018 02:21 PM

    Shameless Guy , better wear a short skirt instead of a pant

    The Local Friday, 06 April 2018 02:24 PM

    Shame! Shame! Shame!

    sameer Friday, 06 April 2018 02:32 PM

    All power-hungry don't give a damn about the people shameless and have no respect or dignity... we should be ashamed to have politicians of this nature...

    kumar Friday, 06 April 2018 02:35 PM

    Are you confirming that the President himself was behind the plot?

    Nadi Karunaratne Friday, 06 April 2018 04:15 PM

    Please leave. The electors didn't want you. The country is broke and the taxpayers can't afford to pay for rubbish like you anymore.

    Gamaya Friday, 06 April 2018 04:31 PM

    Most of people, who commented are Ranil Sympathizers. Then why can't Ranil win elections????

    sumal Friday, 06 April 2018 04:45 PM

    Off course there has to be someone to lick Prez ass in the night

    Sarj Friday, 06 April 2018 04:46 PM

    Sorry Balu Dissanayake hulang giya matta.

    gambol Friday, 06 April 2018 04:55 PM

    monkeys don't like to leave. they don't have place to go.

    Don Friday, 06 April 2018 07:58 PM

    It is shame of them after betraying the Coalition and the boss,Grass is the suitable food for these people.

    sg Friday, 06 April 2018 07:59 PM

    That is a democratic freedom and right of the elected members opposed to rationally and justifiable regarding no confidence motions, so no need to worry resign them from all those posts.. if it is not such a environment, there are no democracy...this is the democratic freedom and rights against truth..Therefore.. president decision is OK.

    hapun Friday, 06 April 2018 09:42 PM

    you are eating your own shit now. How pathetic is that!

    ghaffa Friday, 06 April 2018 09:46 PM

    its better you take your President also and go away, we UNP knows how to carry out the Government.

    Yeti Saturday, 07 April 2018 08:10 AM

    But to wait for that kick in the backside!!!

    TONY Saturday, 07 April 2018 09:16 AM


    Mangala Saturday, 07 April 2018 05:42 PM

    When we have a shameless Prez, we cannot comment on his stooges.

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