The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Parliamentary group this evening unanimously decided to request Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to resign from the Premiership before the no-confidence motion, which is to be taken up on Wednesday.
The decision, taken by all 42-SLFP Parliamentarians following a three-hour meeting, has been conveyed to President Maithripala Sirisena, SLFP Spokesman State Minister Dilan Perera said.
He said the SLFP Parliamentarians will meet the Prime Minister tomorrow (4) to inform the decision taken by the SLFP Parliamentary group.
State Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardana said the SLFP group has unanimously decided to support the no faith motion against the Premier if the Mr. Wickremesinghe fails to step down.
He said it was best for the Premier to do so without placing the President and government into difficult situations. (Ajantha Kumara Agalakada)
Colombo Man Tuesday, 03 April 2018 08:29 AM
Why not the UNP MP's request the President to Resign?Colombo Man
Thimothy Tuesday, 03 April 2018 04:05 PM
Very true... This should have been the 1st move. President has messed things from day 1 for his own survival. He took less than 16% and UNP took more than 35% as a single party. And these SLFP loosers dictating terms. Shame on you all UNP MPs, shame on you
Jude Tuesday, 03 April 2018 08:29 AM
It's not going to happen!!! RW will not resign!!! He'll first change Party leadership, then he'll stepdown from politics!!???
Docuk Tuesday, 03 April 2018 08:35 AM
SLFP Mps you all should resign your party got hammered at the local govt elections, dumped to 4th place!
Michael Tuesday, 03 April 2018 08:43 AM
The party that got 4 7% in the urban n MC election is asking PM to resign when so much of corruption done by them r still in hidden n kept.
Jude Tuesday, 03 April 2018 08:47 AM
You think the SLFP Cowards have the guts to go against PM!!! And then Join with the JO!!?? Huh!!?
Dr. A.C.B. Jayaweera Tuesday, 03 April 2018 08:47 AM
Dilan Perera (who lost his seat) or Laxman Yapa should know first, because of Ranil Wickramasinghe they are seated in this chair. Its a 3rd class attitude, after climbing through the ladder and reach the peak kicking off the ladder.
Lion M.K.D. Weerasinghe Tuesday, 03 April 2018 08:51 AM
Dilan is a spy being in the Govt. and earning the best comforts and working against the Govt. formed by MY3 and RW. Ofcourse, MY3 has to be careful with this type of poisoners serpents. He is offered a Big package from MR to support the NFM.
Kenedy Rodgers Tuesday, 03 April 2018 08:53 AM
The set of greedy upish lot of SLFP rotters will even fall in to the feet of MR, when they get millions from him.
L. P. Mendis Tuesday, 03 April 2018 08:56 AM
Because of the wrong decision, RW will go out, UNP will collapse and most important thing is SLFP will be wiped out with the President and the rouges of Mahinda will come to power and rob the nation again.
Samson Samaranayake Tuesday, 03 April 2018 08:58 AM
Rubbish Dilan and other greedy fellows in the SLFP will reap the harvest very soon if they support No confidence motion tomorrow along with JO robbers.
Sid Tuesday, 03 April 2018 09:06 AM
He has no choice but to quit....or does he?
Mhf Tuesday, 03 April 2018 09:11 AM
Waste of time and money.
We r de great Tuesday, 03 April 2018 09:11 AM
Who benefit in this episode,- 280 MPs money
AshyD Tuesday, 03 April 2018 10:26 AM
Those who came through the back door into Parliament should resign first.The UNP should leave the coalition government and form the govt with the help of another 7 MPs.Then ensure a smooth transition in leadership, get Gota's civic rights abolished and face the next Presidential elections with either Sajth P or Sarath F as the candidate.
sobers Tuesday, 03 April 2018 11:09 AM
It may be UNP or SLFP, who ever rules, both parties are equally corrupted and not worthy to govern Sri Lanka. it is their families and stooges, who prosper. The innocent public will be heavily taxed to pay for the political rouges to survive and enjoy life. We need young,innovative, quality personalities devoid of corruption, racism, party politics to govern the country, if not the future will look very bleak for our motherland. This is mainly because of politics.
Tdor Tuesday, 03 April 2018 11:53 AM
Cant the people submit NCM against the whole bunch of crooks.
weerawardana Tuesday, 03 April 2018 12:06 PM
no, let him face the no confidence motion , if he fail, then resign
sam Tuesday, 03 April 2018 02:41 PM
useless buggers, their tales were between legs when the brothers company ran their ministries..now have become lions..
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