Former SLFP Minister Dayasiri Jayasekara today said the President had requested the 21 SLFP Parliamentarians to sit in the opposition bench when they attend the parliament session.
He said the President had made this request from all SLFP MPs during a meeting with the President last evening.
Meanwhile, Parliamentarian Nishantha Muthuhettigama said that they had decided to carry out the task of opposition MPs in Parliament without accepting any Ministerial posts.
"MPs have decided to not to extend their support to the present UNF Government”, he said.
Speaking to the Daily Mirror MP Chandima Weerakkody said none of the SLFP MPs would join the UNF government whose prime aim is to destroy the country.
He said none of the MPs except MPs Piyasena Gamage, A. H. M. Fowzie and Manusha Nanayakkara would join the UNF.
No one would join the UNF government following the remarks made by the President during his address to the SLFP MPs, MP Weerakkody said. (Chaturanga Samarawickrama)