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The joint opposition today said President Maithripala Sirisena should ask Sri Lanka Freedom Party’s (SLFP) parliamentarians to support the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe so that he could be removed from the position without pruning his portfolios.

Joint Opposition member MP Rohitha Abeygunawardena told a news conference that there was no use of pruning the Prime Minister’s portfolios one by one.

“There is no use of cutting down branches of a tree randomly. In order to remove the tree completely, the President should ask SLFP parliamentarians to support the no-confidence motion against the Prime Minister,” he said.

He said government members were now fighting against each other because of this no-confidence motion and added that the SLFP was in an attempt to expel the Prime Minister from his post they had appointed three years ago.

He also said it was better that these SLFP parliamentarians were wise enough to understand the matter even at this juncture.

“At present, a riot has been created in the United National Party (UNP) and the leaders of it are having nightmares because they know the gravity of this no-confidence motion. Earlier, the President saved the Prime Minister despite him being incapable of handling the UNP,” he added. (Kalathma Jayawardhane)

  Comments - 9

  • Ronnie Bugger Saturday, 31 March 2018 08:59 AM

    This guy appear to be already tasting defeat. The reasn why he is asking the President to get all SLFP MP's to support the NCM - as if the President is waiting to listen to him.

    dulan Saturday, 31 March 2018 09:17 AM

    Why is this man not arrested in dumped in jail for stealing necklaces in trains and bigger crimes later?

    Simon Saturday, 31 March 2018 09:53 AM

    See who is talking? First of all be honest and declare your assets and how you earned them.

    Dhammika Saturday, 31 March 2018 08:53 PM

    EXACTLY , This is the failure of RW and the UNP for NOT getting these looters BEHIND BARS soon after coming in to power in 2015 . Now its toooo late .....UNP has lost its prestige due to its weak leadership.

    Kumara Dharmarathne Saturday, 31 March 2018 10:02 AM

    Mr. Rohitha Abeygunawardana, You seem desperate and you are now threatening President to tell SLFP parliamentarians to vote in favor of NCM against PM. Don't be silly,how can you instruct President to do what you want,when you couldn't even get your own leader MR to sign the motion. You guys are not just silly, but damn silly to follow a leader who does not even sign a motion originated by him, you are his cat's paw. Damn shame and sin.

    Lord Wolfstein Saturday, 31 March 2018 10:15 AM

    At first the "JO" betrayed the president and now they want advice him. Criminal crooks.

    Roshan Saturday, 31 March 2018 10:28 AM

    Where is the snake you were bitten . .and the man behind the idea??? U have to return all the chains first order to attain peace

    harry Saturday, 31 March 2018 10:59 AM

    Now you want the support of the President to help you rogues to capture power. Do you think we are fools not knowing your past and how you have acquired wealth. Just don't look up and spit because it will fall back to you.Jokers Opposition.

    Dee Sunday, 01 April 2018 10:57 PM

    Wahh! Even pickpockets are giving statements!

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