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Deepening the political crisis, President Maithripala Sirisena has told the UNP yesterday that he would permit the SLFP MPs to vote according to how they feel about the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

He said this when he chaired a meeting of party representatives ahead of the no-confidence motion and vowed to reconstitute the Cabinet tomorrow no matter what the outcome of the vote would be.

At this meeting Transport Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva said it was the SLFP stance that the Prime Minister should step down. (Kelum Bandara)

  Comments - 24

  • Park Wednesday, 04 April 2018 02:20 AM

    UNP should kick all SLFP Ministers who vote for the NCM out of the Government.

    Hari Mani Wednesday, 04 April 2018 02:49 AM

    For My3, no action is good action. As he has governed the country so far.

    Kiruban Gnanamanicam Wednesday, 04 April 2018 09:21 AM

    Yes My3 or RW has not done anything even 5% of what MR did for our country.

    L.P. Mendis Wednesday, 04 April 2018 09:23 AM

    We need to bring Mahinda to rule our nation as both these guys Prez and PM are good for nothing cheaters.

    Aliya Wednesday, 04 April 2018 02:51 AM

    In way it is good. The president is allowing the country to see who are the real corrupt and want to drag the country down thedrain

    Ganesh Wednesday, 04 April 2018 03:17 AM

    Do you have any say in your party as a leader ? You have no leadership quality like Mahinda .Then who will listen to you who have betrayed the same people who posted you as the President while there are legal ways for punishment leaving your part men go scotfree.

    Martin Milton Wednesday, 04 April 2018 03:25 AM

    An excellent and responsible solution. Now why could he not make firm and sensible decisions for other extremely important questions hanging over the head of his Motherland?? Better late than never. MM

    Nihal Amarasekera Wednesday, 04 April 2018 04:40 AM

    JO seems to be losing though PM should have lost. Intents and purposes are political.

    Nihal Amarasekera Wednesday, 04 April 2018 04:58 AM

    By the way; where is former CB Governor, I mean the one who bolted to Singapore?

    Jal Perera Wednesday, 04 April 2018 09:18 AM

    He is living happily with the grace of Ranil Wickramasinghe.

    IMF Advisor Wednesday, 04 April 2018 10:47 AM

    Must be at the World Bank or IMF as adviser how Rob the 3rd World Countries also IMF..

    Suranimala Wednesday, 04 April 2018 05:40 AM

    All this look like a master plan by Jehan Fernando of Koombiyo, advising the PM how to gain power in 2020. Jehan must have started with Range by proposing this NCM.

    FOUZI Wednesday, 04 April 2018 05:55 AM

    We do not want a stooge like Hon. Nimal to be anytime the Prime Minister.He will be used as the ouster tool to get rid of the present Speaker and then the President. to bring back the notorious CROOKS. The whole problem is that HE Maithri made the mistake of becoming the leader of the SLFP , though brought to power with majority of the UNP voters.Let us have UNP majority cabinet with others who are only willing to toe the line.

    Nihal Amarasekera Wednesday, 04 April 2018 05:58 AM

    Winning at all costs. Ask Smith

    Ruben Kumarasinghe Wednesday, 04 April 2018 09:16 AM

    SLFP members must take a strong decision to remove Ranil from his seat. As long as Ranil survives, he will cover up all the thieves and save them. For sure he has deals with MR (almost everyone knows)

    R.M. Leelaratne (Lawyer) Wednesday, 04 April 2018 09:26 AM

    SLFP should stand firm and kick off RW from his chair tonight. (this is the public request)

    Kadupol Jothywansa Wednesday, 04 April 2018 09:29 AM

    Hon. President - now take the sword and cut off Ranil, that is the good thing you could do, if you want to survive in your position.

    Roman Wednesday, 04 April 2018 11:11 AM

    You traitor!

    willowsd Wednesday, 04 April 2018 09:39 AM

    after winning the NCM, kick out those all pin heads out and form your own UNF government

    ravin Wednesday, 04 April 2018 09:58 AM

    Big question is what all Sri Lankan politicians conscience? No doubt even the little kid knows. Fattening their pockets from everywhere they can.

    Mahinda Wednesday, 04 April 2018 12:00 PM

    My 3 kick Ranil out u will have a feather on your cap

    Warren Raed Wednesday, 04 April 2018 12:19 PM

    What is there for a CONSCIENCE VOTE? No one in the Parliament has a CONSCIENCE. LoL

    ali Wednesday, 04 April 2018 04:59 PM

    Fur from tortoise? And conscience from politicians?

    Sincere Wednesday, 04 April 2018 06:33 PM

    How can anyone make or force another to do things as per his own conscience?

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